globus hystericus

globus hystericus

[gloh-buhs hi-ster-i-kuhs]
noun Psychiatry.
the sensation of having a lump in the throat or difficulty in swallowing for which no medical cause can be found.

Origin:
1790–95; < Neo-Latin: lump of hysteria; see globe, hysterical

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globus hystericus (hɪˈstɛrɪkəs)
 
n
See lump the technical name for a lump in the throat

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

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