singultus


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singultus

(sɪŋˈɡʌltəs)
n
(Pathology) a technical name for hiccup
[C18: from Latin, literally: a sob]
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Noun1.singultus - (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible soundsingultus - (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?"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Translations

sin·gul·tus

n. L. hipo.
References in periodicals archive ?
To the Editor: Singultus ("hiccups") is a common complaint in the emergency department (ED).
A 73-year-old male presented to the ED with 4 days of persistent singultus.
HICCUP, the medical term for which is singultus, is a pervasive disorder that transcends all ages and cultures.