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Meaning of QUINSY

Pronunciation:  'kwinzee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a painful pus-filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis
 

QUINSY is a 6 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: peritonsillar abscess
 
 See Also: angina

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quin"sy\, n. [Contr. fr. squinancy, F. esquinancie, L.
cynanche a sort of sore throat, Gr. ? sore throat, dog
quinsy, fr. ? dog + ? to choke; cf. also L. synanche sore
throat, Gr. ?. Cf. {Hound}, {Anger}, and {Cynanche}.] (Med.)
An inflammation of the throat, or parts adjacent, especially
of the fauces or tonsils, attended by considerable swelling,
painful and impeded deglutition, and accompanied by
inflammatory fever. It sometimes creates danger of
suffocation; -- called also {squinancy}, and {squinzey}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you afflicted with quinsy indicates discouraging employments. Seeing others being afflicted with quinsy means your anxiety towards sickness.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Quinsy is a bacterial infection of the tonsil(s) which may include surrounding tissues (peritonsillar cellulitis).
 

 

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