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quinsy

[ kwin-zee ]
/ ˈkwɪn zi /
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noun Pathology.
a suppurative inflammation of the tonsils; suppurative tonsillitis; tonsillar abscess.
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Origin of quinsy

1300–50; Middle English quin(e)sie<Medieval Latin quinancia,Late Latin cynanchē<Greek kynánchē sore throat

OTHER WORDS FROM quinsy

quinsied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quinsy

quinsy
/ (ˈkwɪnzɪ) /

noun
inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues with the formation of abscesses

Word Origin for quinsy

C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin from Greek kunankhē, from kuōn dog + ankhein to strangle
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Medical definitions for quinsy

quinsy
[ kwĭnzē ]

n.
peritonsillar abscess
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