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globus hystericus

[gloh-buh s hi-ster-i-kuh s] /ˈgloʊ bəs hɪˈstɛr ɪ kəs/
noun, Psychiatry.
the sensation of having a lump in the throat or difficulty in swallowing for which no medical cause can be found.
Origin of globus hystericus
1790-95; < New Latin: lump of hysteria; see globe, hysterical Unabridged
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globus hystericus

the technical name for a lump in the throat See lump1 (sense 8)
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globus hystericus in Medicine

globus hystericus globus hys·ter·i·cus (hĭ-stěr'ĭ-kəs)
A sensation as of having a lump or ball in the throat, symptomatic of hysteria.

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