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singultus

[sing-guhl-tuh s] /sɪŋˈgʌl təs/
noun, plural singultuses. Medicine/Medical
1.
a hiccup.
Also, singultation
[sing-guh l-tey-shuh n] /ˌsɪŋ gəlˈteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin: sob, dying breath, hiccup
Related forms
singultous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for singultus

singultus

/sɪŋˈɡʌltəs/
noun
1.
a technical name for hiccup
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, literally: a sob
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Word Origin and History for singultus
n.

Latin, "a sob; a speech broken by sobs."

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