Inflammation of the throat, especially an abscess in the region of the tonsils: his examination disclosed quinsy in the mother [in singular]: a large boil behind the tonsils is called a quinsy
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of quinsy in:
- The US English dictionary