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ANGINA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does angina mean? 

ANGINA (noun)
  The noun ANGINA has 2 senses:

1. any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
2. a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart

  Familiarity information: ANGINA used as a noun is rare.


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ANGINA (noun)


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Meaning:

Any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("angina" is a kind of...):

inflammatory disease (a disease characterized by inflammation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "angina"):

trench mouth; Vincent's angina; Vincent's infection (an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane)

peritonsillar abscess; quinsy (a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis)

croup; spasmodic laryngitis (a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing)


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Meaning:

A heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

angina pectoris; angina

Hypernyms ("angina" is a kind of...):

cardiopathy; heart condition; heart disease (a disease of the heart)


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