Definition of quinsy in English:
Inflammation of the throat, especially an abscess in the region of the tonsils.
- Penicillin V may reduce the development of streptococcal sequelae, such as quinsy, scarlet fever, or impetigo
- I examined him flat on the bed: the pharynx was a little red, but there was no quinsy or obvious swelling, and no cervical lymphadenopathy.
- Our trial was not designed to study whether penicillin would prevent quinsy or peritonsillar cellulitis.
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