trigeminal neuralgia

noun

Definition of trigeminal neuralgia 

: an intense paroxysmal neuralgia involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve

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1874, in the meaning defined above

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trigeminal neuralgia

noun

Medical Definition of trigeminal neuralgia 

: an intense paroxysmal neuralgia involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve

called also tic douloureux

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