laryngospasm

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laryngospasm la·ryn·go·spasm (lə-rĭng'gə-spāz'əm)
n.
Spasmodic closure of the larynx.

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laryngospasm

noun
a closure of the larynx that blocks the passage of air to the lungs 
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