angina

noun

an·​gi·​na an-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce angina (audio) ˈan-jə- How to pronounce angina (audio)
: a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: such as
a
: a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throat
anginal adjective

Examples of angina in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin, "throat inflammation," borrowed (with vowel weakening and assimilation to angere "to choke, strangle") from Greek anchónē "strangling, hanging," from ánchein "to squeeze, strangle" + -onē, abstract noun suffix — more at anger entry 1

First Known Use

1559, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angina was in 1559

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Cite this Entry

“Angina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angina. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

angina

noun
an·​gi·​na an-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce angina (audio) ˈan-jə-nə How to pronounce angina (audio)
: a disorder marked by sudden bursts of intense pain
especially : angina pectoris
anginal
an-ˈjīn-ᵊl How to pronounce angina (audio)
ˈan-jən-
adjective

Medical Definition

angina

noun
an·​gi·​na an-ˈjī-nə How to pronounce angina (audio) ˈan-jə- How to pronounce angina (audio)
: a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: as
a
: a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throat
diphtheritic angina
see ludwig's angina, vincent's angina
anginal adjective

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