tic-douloureux

tic douloureux

[tik doo-luh-roo; French teek doo-loo-rœ]
noun Pathology.
paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face.
Also called facial neuralgia, trifacial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia.


Origin:
1790–1800; < French: literally, painful tic

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tic douloureux (ˈtɪk ˌduːləˈruː)
 
n
Also called: trigeminal neuralgia a condition of momentary stabbing pain along the trigeminal nerve
 
[C19: from French, literally: painful tic]

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tic douloureux tic dou·lou·reux (dōō'lə-rōō')
n.
See trigeminal neuralgia.

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