an·gi·na (ăn-jīnə, ănjə-)
1. Angina pectoris.
2. A condition, such as severe sore throat, in which spasmodic attacks of suffocating pain occur.
[Latin, quinsy, from Greek ankhonē, a strangling; see angh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
angi·nose′ (-jə-nōs′) adj.
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