Definition of cephalalgy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛfəlaldʒi/
Pronunciation: /ˈkɛfəlaldʒi/

noun (plural cephalalgies)

Medicine , rare
A headache.
Example sentences
  • I was attacked with a violent cephalalgy — that devilish cephalalgy, I believe I have it yet.
  • In this case the cephalalgy was probably of syphilitic origin.
  • The pain in the head increases to an acute cephalalgy.


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

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