angina

play
noun an·gi·na \an-ˈjī-nə, ˈan-jə-\

Definition of angina

  1. :  a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: such asa :  a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throatb :  angina pectoris

anginal

play \an-ˈjī-nəl, ˈan-jə-\ adjective

Recent Examples of angina from the Web

  • Compared to men with no hair loss, men whose crowns were completely bald had a 36 percent greater risk of having a coronary event, such as a heart attack, angina, or heart surgery including angioplasty or bypass surgery.

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'angina'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of angina

Latin, throat inflammation, from Greek anchonē strangling, from anchein to strangle


ANGINA Defined for English Language Learners

angina

play
noun

Definition of angina for English Language Learners

  • medical : a heart disease that causes brief periods of intense chest pain


Medical Dictionary

angina

play play
noun an·gi·na \an-ˈjī-nə, ˈan-jə-\

Medical Definition of angina

  1. :  a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: asa:  a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throat diphtheritic angina—see ludwig's angina, vincent's anginab:  angina pectoris

anginal

\an-ˈjīn-əl, ˈan-jən-\play play adjective


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up angina? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!