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(Pathology) a technical name for hiccup
[C18: from Latin, literally: a sob]
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|Noun||1.||singultus - (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion; "how do you cure the hiccups?"|
inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex - an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
n. L. hipo.