chokes

[ chohks ]
/ tʃoʊks /

noun Informal.

a manifestation of caisson disease that is characterized by dyspnea, coughing, and choking.

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Origin of chokes

see origin at choke, -s3
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Medical definitions for chokes

chokes
[ chōks ]

n.

A manifestation of caisson disease or altitude sickness characterized by dyspnea, coughing, and choking.
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