[gloh-buh s hi-ster-i-kuh s]
the sensation of having a lump in the throat or difficulty in swallowing for which no medical cause can be found.
Origin of globus hystericus
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A sensation as of having a lump or ball in the throat, symptomatic of hysteria.
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