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View synonyms for singultus

singultus

[ sing-guhl-tuhs ]

noun

, Medicine/Medical.
, plural sin·gul·tus·es.
  1. a hiccup.


singultus

/ sɪŋˈɡʌltəs /

noun

  1. See hiccup
    a technical name for hiccup


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Other Words From

  • sin·gultous adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of singultus1

1745–55; < Latin: sob, dying breath, hiccup

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Word History and Origins

Origin of singultus1

C18: from Latin, literally: a sob

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Example Sentences

Hiccough (singultus) is a spasmodic affection of the diaphragm.

Another symptom referable to the pulmonary organs in cases of hepatic abscess is singultus, or hiccough.

Singultus is rarely present in genuine pymia, but frequently so in septicmia, and occasionally in septo-pymia.

Singultus is now present, and has been so during the last twenty-four hours.

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