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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ANGI'NA, n. [L. from ango, to choke. See Anger.]
A quinsey; an inflammation of the throat; a tumor impeding respiration. It is a general name of the diseases called sorethroat, as quinsy, scarlet fever, croup, mumps, etc.
Angina pectoris, an anomalous or spasmodic affection of the chest and organs of respiration; or a disease of the heart.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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 [syn: angina pectoris, angina]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin, throat inflammation, from Greek anchon? strangling, from anchein to strangle Date: 1578 a disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain: as a. a severe inflammatory or ulcerated condition of the mouth or throat b. angina pectoris anginal adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 an attack of intense constricting pain often causing suffocation. 2 (in full angina pectoris) pain in the chest brought on by exertion, owing to an inadequate blood supply to the heart. Etymology: L, = spasm of the chest f. angina quinsy f. Gk agkhone strangling

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Angina An*gi"na, n. [L., fr. angere to strangle, to choke. See Anger, n.] (Med.) Any inflammatory affection of the throat or faces, as the quinsy, malignant sore throat, croup, etc., especially such as tends to produce suffocation, choking, or shortness of breath. Angina pectoris, a peculiarly painful disease, so named from a sense of suffocating contraction or tightening of the lower part of the chest; -- called also breast pang, spasm of the chest.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Angina is severe pain in the chest and left arm, caused by heart disease.

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