globus hystericus

[ gloh-buhs hi-ster-i-kuhs ]
/ ˈgloʊ bəs hɪˈstɛr ɪ kəs /

noun Psychiatry.

the sensation of having a lump in the throat or difficulty in swallowing for which no medical cause can be found.

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Origin of globus hystericus

1790–95; <New Latin: lump of hysteria; see globe, hysterical

Words nearby globus hystericus

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British Dictionary definitions for globus hystericus

globus hystericus
/ (hɪˈstɛrɪkəs) /

noun

the technical name for a lump in the throatSee lump 1 (def. 8)
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Medical definitions for globus hystericus

globus hystericus
[ hĭ-stĕrĭ-kəs ]

n.

A sensation as of having a lump or ball in the throat, symptomatic of hysteria.
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