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Medical Term:

esquinancea

Pronunciation: es'kwi-nan'se-a

Definition: Sense of suffocation caused by an inflammatory swelling in the throat, as in suppurative tonsillitis or pharyngitis.

[Fr. esquinancie, quinsy]

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