Latin name: Emigraneus
Other names: Head worm
Category: Worm/Insect

A worm that infests the head

General Attributes

The emigraneus is a worm that infest the human head. It was said to be the cause of headaches. It is found in the De rerum naturalis by Rabanus Maurus.


Emigraneus is the root of the word migraine, a severe headache.