squinzey
Quinsy 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Squinzey — Squin zey ( z[y^]), n. (Med.) See {Quinsy}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quinsy — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squinancy — Quinsy 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quinsy — noun /ˈkwɪnzi/ A painful pus filled inflammation or abscess of the tonsils and surrounding tissues, usually a complication of tonsillitis, caused by bacterial infection and often accompanied by fever. , 1891: Hed had the quinsy and swollen glands …   Wiktionary

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