Medical Dictionary


noun hic·cup

Medical Definition of HICCUP

:  a spasmodic inhalation with closure of the glottis accompanied by a peculiar sound
:  an attack of hiccuping—usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction <severe hiccups is sometimes seen after operation—Lancet> <intractable hiccup…may be successfully treated—Journal of the American Medical Association>

Variants of HICCUP

hic·cup also hic·cough \ˈhik-(ˌ)əp\
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