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Related to quinsy: tonsillitis, Ludwig's angina
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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots + ankhein, to squeeze; see angh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(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]
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]