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Quinsy

Quinsy Meaning & Definition
Quinsy Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quinsy?

[n] a painful pus-filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quinsy: peritonsillar abscess

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See Also | angina

Quinsy In Webster's Dictionary

\Quin"sy\, n. [Contr. fr. squinancy, F. esquinancie, L. cynanche a sort of sore throat, Gr. ? sore throat, dog quinsy, fr. ? dog + ? to choke; cf. also L. synanche sore throat, Gr. ?. Cf. {Hound}, {Anger}, and {Cynanche}.] (Med.) An inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling, painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of suffocation; -- called also {squinancy}, and {squinzey}.

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