singultus

[ sing-guhl-tuhs ]
/ sɪŋˈgʌl təs /

noun, plural sin·gul·tus·es.Medicine/Medical.

a hiccup.

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Also sin·gul·ta·tion [sing-guhl-tey-shuhn]. /ˌsɪŋ gəlˈteɪ ʃən/.

Origin of singultus

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

OTHER WORDS FROM singultus

sin·gul·tous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for singultus

singultus
/ (sɪŋˈɡʌltəs) /

noun

a technical name for hiccup

Word Origin for singultus

C18: from Latin, literally: a sob
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