Megrim \Me"grim\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zool.) The British smooth sole, or scaldfish (Psetta arnoglossa). [1913 Webster]
Megrim \Me"grim\, n. [OE. migrim, migrene, F. migraine, LL. hemigrania, L. hemicrania, hemicranium, Gr. ?; ?- half + ? skull. See Hemi- and Cranium, and cf. Hemicrania, Migraine.]
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. [1913 Webster +PJC]
A fancy; a whim; a freak; a humor; esp., in the plural, lowness of spirits. [1913 Webster] These are his megrims, firks, and melancholies. --Ford. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
Word Netmegrim n : a severe recurring vascular headache; occurs more frequently in women than men [syn: migraine, sick headache, hemicrania]
- A migraine.
- A fancy, a whim, a freak, a caprice.
- Usually in the plural, any of various diseases of animals, especially horses, marked by a disturbance of equilibrium and abnormal gait and behaviour such as staggers or a sudden vertigo, sometimes followed by unconsciousness.
- Usually in the plural - depression, low spirits, unhappiness.
- A type of European deep water flatfish.
The megrim or whiff (Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis) (Walbaum, 1792) is a species of left-eyed Flatfish found in European seas between 100 and 700 metres below sea level. It is caught commercially in some countries.