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Related to tic douloureux: trigeminal neuralgia
See trigeminal neuralgia.
[French : tic, tic + douloureux, painful.]
tic douloureux(ˈtɪk ˌduːləˈruː)
(Pathology) a condition of momentary stabbing pain along the trigeminal nerve. Also called: trigeminal neuralgia
[C19: from French, literally: painful tic]
tic dou•lou•reux(ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; Fr. tik du luˈrœ)
paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face.
[1790–1800; < French: literally, painful tic]