Pronunciation: 'mI-"grAn, British often 'mE-
Function: noun
Etymology: French, modification of Late Latin hemicrania pain in one side of the head, from Greek hEmikrania, from hEmi- hemi- + kranion cranium
Date: 15th century
1: a condition marked by recurrent severe headache often with nausea and vomiting
2: an episode or attack of migraine
- mi·grain·ous /-"grA-n&s/ adjective

A new word for me-- something I had the displeasure of experiencing last night. Yuck.


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