[tik doo-luh-roo; French teek doo-loo-rœ] /ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; French tik du luˈrœ/
paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face.
a condition of momentary stabbing pain along the trigeminal nerve Also called trigeminal neuralgia
1800, French, literally “painful twitching;” see tic.
tic douloureux tic dou·lou·reux (dōō’lə-rōō’)
See trigeminal neuralgia.
- Facial palsy
facial palsy n. Unilateral paralysis of the facial muscles supplied by the facial nerve. Also called Bell’s palsy, facial paralysis, facioplegia, prosopoplegia.
- Facial profiling
noun the practice of photographing or scanning a human face to allow future identification based on unique facial characteristics Examples They are hoping facial profiling can be used for identifying criminals.
- Facial recognition
noun See face recognition
- Facial tic
facial tic n. Involuntary spasmodic movement of the facial muscles. Also called facial spasm, prosopospasm.