Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of various diseases of the throat or windpipe, attended with inflammation, swelling, and difficulty of breathing and swallowing, as cynanche parotidæa, tonsillaris, trachealis, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Any disease of the tonsils, throat, or windpipe, attended with inflammation, swelling, and difficulty of breathing and swallowing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine Any disease of the tonsils, throat, or windpipe, attended with inflammation, swelling, and difficulty in breathing and swallowing.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek a dog's collar, a bad kind of sore throat. Compare quinsy.

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  • JM takes the cynanche by the throat.

    October 24, 2009