Tic douloureux
Tic Tic, n. [F.] (Med.) A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles; especially, such a motion of some of the muscles of the face; twitching; velication; -- called also {spasmodic tic}. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Tic douloureux}. [F., fr. tic a knack, a twitching + douloureux painful.] (Med.) Neuralgia in the face; face ague. See under {Face}. [1913 Webster]


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  • tic douloureux — 1800, French, lit. painful twitching; see TIC (Cf. tic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tic douloureux — [tik΄ do͞o΄loo ro͞o′; ] Fr [ tēk do͞o lo͞o rö′] n. [Fr, lit., painful tic] TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA …   English World dictionary

  • tic douloureux — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tic douloureux — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 G50.0 Trigeminusneuralgie IHS/ICHD II Code …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tic douloureux — tic dou•lou•reux [[t]ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru[/t]] fr. [[t]tik du luˈrœ[/t]] n. pat paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face • Etymology: 1790–1800; < F: lit., painful tic …   From formal English to slang

  • tic douloureux — tic dou·lou·reux tik .dü lə rü, rə(r) n TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA * * * see neuralgia * * * (doo loo r ґ) [Fr. “painful tic”] trigeminal neuralgia …   Medical dictionary

  • tic douloureux — /tik dooh leuh rooh /; Fr. /teek dooh looh rddue /, Pathol. paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face. Also called facial neuralgia, trifacial neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia. [1790… …   Universalium

  • tic douloureux — [tɪk ˌdu:lə ru:, rə:] noun another term for trigeminal neuralgia. Origin C19: Fr., lit. painful tic …   English new terms dictionary

  • tic douloureux — /tɪk duləˈrɜ/ (say tik doohluh rer) noun trifacial or trigeminal neuralgia; paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face which may be evoked by rubbing certain points of the face. {French: painful tic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tic douloureux — noun Etymology: French, painful twitch Date: 1800 trigeminal neuralgia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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