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 forms of angina

anginal, adjectiveanginose (ænˈdʒaɪnəʊs, -nəʊz) or anginous, adjective

Word Origin for angina

C16: from Latin: quinsy, from Greek ankhonē a strangling
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Medicine definitions for angina

angina
[ ăn-jīnə, ănjə- ]

n.

A severe constricting pain, especially angina pectoris.
A sore throat.

Other words from angina

an•ginal adj.angi•nose′ (-jə-nōs′) adj.
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