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hemicrania

[hem-i-krey-nee-uh] /ˌhɛm ɪˈkreɪ ni ə/
noun
1.
pain in one side of the head.
2.
Origin of hemicrania
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin hēmicrānia, hēmicrānium < Greek hēmikrā́nion pain on one side of the head (see hemi-, cranium)
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hemicranic
[hem-i-kran-ik, -krey-nik] /ˌhɛm ɪˈkræn ɪk, -ˈkreɪ nɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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hemicrania in Medicine

hemicrania hem·i·cra·ni·a (hěm'ĭ-krā'nē-ə)
n.

  1. See migraine.

  2. See hemicephalalgia.

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