[an-jahy-nuh; in Medicine/Medical often an-juh-nuh]
noun Pathology.
any attack of painful spasms characterized by sensations of choking or suffocating.
any disease of the throat or fauces.

1580–90; < Latin angina quinsey, for *ancina < Greek anchónē, strangulation, hanging, influenced by Latin ang(ere) to throttle (see anger) Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
angina (ænˈdʒaɪnə)
1.  any disease marked by painful attacks of spasmodic choking, such as Vincent's angina and quinsy
2.  Also called: angina pectoris a sudden intense pain in the chest, often accompanied by feelings of suffocation, caused by momentary lack of adequate blood supply to the heart muscle
[C16: from Latin: quinsy, from Greek ankhonē a strangling]

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Word Origin & History

1570s, from L. angina "infection of the throat," from Gk. ankhone "a strangling" (see anger); probably infl. in L. by angere "to throttle." Angina pectoris is from 1744, from L. pectoris, gen. of pectus "chest."
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Medical Dictionary

angina an·gi·na (ān-jī'nə, ān'jə-)

  1. A severe constricting pain, especially angina pectoris.

  2. A sore throat.

an·gi'nal adj.
an'gi·nose' (-jə-nōs') adj.
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Example sentences
Such patients usually experience angina at rest, not on exertion.
Medications used to treat asthma and angina may interfere with test results.
Half of the patients got better, even though they had not responded to standard
  treatments for angina.
Angioplasty can help reduce the frequency of angina attacks.
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