|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]|
angina an·gi·na (ān-jī'nə, ān'jə-)
A severe constricting pain, especially angina pectoris.
A sore throat.