globus hystericus

[ gloh-buh s hi-ster-i-kuh s ]
/ 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.

Words nearby globus hystericus

Origin of globus hystericus

1790–95; < New Latin: lump of hysteria; see globe, hysterical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for globus hystericus

globus hystericus
/ (hɪˈstɛrɪkəs) /


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

globus hystericus
[ hĭ-stĕrĭ-kəs ]


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