[ tik -doo-luh-roo; French teek doo-loo-rœ ]
/ ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; French tik du luˈrœ /
paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face.
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Origin of tic douloureux
1790–1800; <French: literally, painful tic
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British Dictionary definitions for tic douloureux
/ (ˈtɪk ˌduːləˈruː) /
a condition of momentary stabbing pain along the trigeminal nerveAlso called: trigeminal neuralgia
Word Origin for tic douloureux
C19: from French, literally: painful tic
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Medical definitions for tic douloureux
[ dōō′lə-rōō′ ]
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