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cephalalgy

Line breaks: ceph¦al|algy
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛfəlaldʒi
 
, ˈkɛfəlaldʒi
 
/

Definition of cephalalgy in English:

noun (plural cephalalgies)

Medicine , rare
A headache.
Example sentences
  • The first time a person is magnetized, it happens that either he does not feel anything, or he feels only some heat in his head, some cephalalgy.
  • Dr. Quick reported a case of cephalalgy of long standing, cured by bleeding, iodine, and arsenic.
  • The pain in the head increases to an acute cephalalgy.

Origin

mid 16th century: via Latin cephalalgia from Greek kephalalgia, from kephalē 'head' + algos 'pain': see -y3.

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