a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men
Syn: migraine, sick headache, hemicrania
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|n.||1.||A kind of sick or nervous headache, usually periodical and confined to one side of the head; now more commonly called migraine headache or migraine.|
|2.||A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural, lowness of spirits.|
These are his megrims, firks, and melancholies.
|3.||(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.|
|1.||(Zool.) The British smooth sole, or scaldfish (Psetta arnoglossa).|
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