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tic douloureux

[tik doo-luh-roo; French teek doo-loo-rœ] /ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; French tik du luˈrœ/
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 of tic douloureux
1790-1800; < French: literally, painful tic Unabridged
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tic douloureux

/ˈtɪk ˌduːləˈruː/
a condition of momentary stabbing pain along the trigeminal nerve Also called trigeminal neuralgia
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: painful tic
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tic douloureux


1800, French, literally "painful twitching;" see tic.

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tic-douloureux in Medicine

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

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