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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
  • 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.

Origin

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

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