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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin hemicrania 'pain in one side of the head', from Greek, from hemi- 'half' + kranion ( CRANIUM)

migraine

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
miā€§graine [uncountable and countable]
MI an extremely bad headache, during which you feel sick and have pain behind your eyes
have/get a migraine
I won't be coming this evening - I've got a migraine.
bad/severe migraine
He suffers from severe migraine.

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