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Meaning of MEGRIM

Pronunciation:  'meegrim

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a severe recurring vascular headache; occur more frequently in women than men

MEGRIM is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: hemicrania, migraine, sick headache
 See Also: cephalalgia, head ache, headache



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Me"grim\, n. [OE. migrim, migrene, F. migraine, LL.
    hemigrania, L. hemicrania, hemicranium, Gr. ?; ?- half + ?
    skull. See {Hemi-} and {Cranium}, and cf. {Hemicrania},
    1. A kind of sick or nevrous headache, usually periodical and
       confined to one side of the head.
    2. A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural,
       lowness of spirits.
             These are his megrims, firks, and melancholies.
    3. pl. (Far.) A sudden vertigo in a horse, succeeded
       sometimes by unconsciousness, produced by an excess of
       blood in the brain; a mild form of apoplexy. --Youatt.
  2. \Me"grim\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.)
    The British smooth sole, or scaldfish ({Psetta arnoglossa}).