Quinsy definitions

kwĭn'zē
Acute inflammation of the tonsils and the surrounding tissue, often leading to the formation of an abscess.
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Acute inflammation of the tonsils and the surrounding tissue, often leading to the formation of an abscess.
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(pathology) A painful pus-filled inflammation or abscess of the tonsils and surrounding tissues, usually a complication of tonsillitis, caused by bacterial infection and often accompanied by fever.
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Origin of quinsy

Middle English from Medieval Latin quinancia Old French quinancie both from Greek kunankhē dog quinsy, dog-collar kuōn kun- dog kwon- in Indo-European roots ankhein to squeeze angh- in Indo-European roots