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1. A headache accompanied by nausea.
2. A migraine.
1. (Pathology) a headache accompanied by nausea
2. (Pathology) a nontechnical name for migraine
mi•graine(ˈmaɪ greɪn or, Brit., ˈmi-)
a severe, recurrent headache characterized by pressure or throbbing beginning on one side of the head and accompanied by nausea and other disturbances.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin hēmicrānia < Greek hemikranion; see hemi-, cranium. compare megrim]
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|Noun||1.||sick headache - a headache accompanied by nausea|
|2.||sick headache - a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men|