cluster headache
noun Date: 1953 a headache that is characterized by severe pain in the eye or temple and tends to recur in a series of attacks

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  • cluster headache — clus′ter head ache n. pat a type of recurrent headache characterized by sudden attacks of intense pain on one side of the head • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

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