angina /anˈdʒʌɪnə/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. (also angina pectoris) a condition marked by severe pain in the chest, often also spreading to the shoulders, arms, and neck, owing to an inadequate blood supply to the heart.

he had high blood pressure and he suffered from angina.
[Latin pectoris ‘of the chest’.]
2. [with modifier] any of a number of disorders in which there is an intense localized pain

Ludwig’s angina.
II. derivatives


– origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin, ‘quinsy’, from Greek ankhonē ‘strangling’.

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