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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica


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a common term for acute suppurative tonsilitis (q.v.). The English word (formerly "squinzey") is a corruption of Fr. esquinancie, from Gr. «n)6.190 @cuwv, dog, and ayXew, to choke), and is derived from the suffocating tendency of the ailment.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Quinsy'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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