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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various inflammations of the tonsils, pharynx, or larynx characterized by pain in swallowing.

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  • noun countable Any inflammation of the pharynx that causes soreness.
  • noun pathology, uncountable The same, as a common symptom for many viral and bacterial infections.

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  • noun inflammation of the fauces and pharynx

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