angina

[ an-jahy-nuh; in Medicine/Medical often an-juh-nuh ]
/ ænˈdʒaɪ nə; in Medicine/Medical often ˈæn dʒə nə /

noun Pathology.

any attack of painful spasms characterized by sensations of choking or suffocating.
any disease of the throat or fauces.

Origin of angina

1580–90; < Latin angina quinsey, for *ancina < Greek anchónē, strangulation, hanging, influenced by Latin ang(ere) to throttle (see anger)
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British Dictionary definitions for angina

angina

/ (ænˈdʒaɪnə) /

noun

any disease marked by painful attacks of spasmodic choking, such as Vincent's angina and quinsy
Also called: angina pectoris (ˈpɛktərɪs) a sudden intense pain in the chest, often accompanied by feelings of suffocation, caused by momentary lack of adequate blood supply to the heart muscle
Derived Formsanginal, adjectiveanginose (ænˈdʒaɪnəʊs, -nəʊz) or anginous, adjective

Word Origin for angina

C16: from Latin: quinsy, from Greek ankhonē a strangling
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Word Origin and History for angina

angina


n.

1570s, from Latin angina "infection of the throat," from Greek ankhone "a strangling" (see anger); probably influenced in Latin by angere "to throttle." Angina pectoris is from 1744, from Latin pectoris, genitive of pectus "chest" (see pectoral (adj.)).

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Medicine definitions for angina

angina

[ ăn-jīnə, ănjə- ]

n.

A severe constricting pain, especially angina pectoris.
A sore throat.
Related formsan•ginal adj.angi•nose′ (-jə-nōs′) adj.
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