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quin·sy

 (kwĭn′zē)
n.
Acute inflammation of the tonsils and the surrounding tissue, often leading to the formation of an abscess.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin quinancia and Old French quinancie, both from Greek kunankhē, dog quinsy, dog-collar : kuōn, kun-, dog; see kwon- in Indo-European roots + ankhein, to squeeze; see angh- in Indo-European roots.]

quinsy

(ˈkwɪnzɪ)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues with the formation of abscesses
[C14: via Old French and Medieval Latin from Greek kunankhē, from kuōn dog + ankhein to strangle]

quin•sy

(ˈkwɪn zi)

n.
an abscess located between the tonsil and the pharynx accompanied by a severe sore throat and fever.
[1300–50; Middle English quin(e)sie < Medieval Latin quinancia, Late Latin cynanchē < Greek kynánchē sore throat, quinsy]
quin′sied, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quinsy - a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis
angina - any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
Translations

quinsy

[ˈkwɪnzɪ] Nangina f

quinsy

n (old)Mandelentzündung f
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