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
inflammationof the pharynxthat causes soreness.
- noun pathology, uncountable The same, as a common
symptomfor many viraland bacterial infections.
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- noun inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
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