angina

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin angina (quinsy; strangling, choking), from angere (to strangle, to choke).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈændʒɪnə/, /ænˈdʒaɪnə/[1]

Noun[edit]

angina (countable and uncountable, plural anginas)

  1. (pathology) An inflammatory infection of the throat, particularly quinsy.
  2. (pathology) Short for Angina pectoris.
  3. (pathology, cardiology) A chest pain or shortness of breath occurring with lesser degrees of arterial blockage.

Usage note[edit]

Although the use of angina as a shorthand for angina pectoris is common and accepted by most dictionaries,[1] it may be considered imprecise or improper by some medical practitioners.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "angina, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1884.

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Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

angina f

  1. tonsillitis

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External links[edit]

  • angina in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

angina f (Cyrillic spelling ангина)

  1. angina
  2. (pathology) tonsillitis

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

angina f (plural anginas)

  1. (pathology) angina (infection of the throat)