quinsy

noun quin·sy \ ˈkwin-zē \

Definition of quinsy

plural quinsies
:an abscess in the tissue around a tonsil usually resulting from bacterial infection and often accompanied by pain and fever

Origin and Etymology of quinsy

Middle English quinesie, from Anglo-French esquinauncy, quinancie, from Late Latin cynanche, from Greek kynanchē, from kyn-, kyōn dog + anchein to strangle — more at hound, anger


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quinsy

noun quin·sy \ ˈkwin-zē \

medical Definition of quinsy

plural quinsies
:an abscess in the connective tissue around a tonsil usually resulting from bacterial infection and often accompanied by fever, pain, and swelling called also peritonsillar abscess

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