[ hem-i-krey-nee-uh ]
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  1. pain in one side of the head.

Origin of hemicrania

1650–60; <Late Latin hēmicrānia, hēmicrānium<Greek hēmikrā́nion pain on one side of the head (see hemi-, cranium)

Other words from hemicrania

  • hem·i·cran·ic [hem-i-kran-ik, -krey-nik], /ˌhɛm ɪˈkræn ɪk, -ˈkreɪ nɪk/, adjective

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How to use hemicrania in a sentence

  • In India they make a decoction of the plant, mix it with onion juice and apply it to the head as a fomentation in hemicrania.

  • Some other diseases are erroneously called rheumatic, as hemicrania, and odontalgia.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II | Erasmus Darwin
  • The dens sapienti, or last tooth of the upper jaw, frequently decays first, and gives hemicrania over the eye on the same side.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II | Erasmus Darwin
  • The natural cure of hemicrania is the accumulation of sensorial power during the rest or sickness of the patient.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II | Erasmus Darwin
  • Caffeine has been found very useful in hemicrania and various nervous affections.