Definition of globus hystericus in English:

globus hystericus

Line breaks: glo¦bus hys|ter¦icus
Pronunciation: /ˌgləʊbəs hɪˈstɛrɪkəs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • The sensation of a lump in the throat, as a symptom of anxiety or hysteria.
    More example sentences
    • The idea that a symptom called globus hystericus or the globus sensation is a swallowing disorder has somehow gotten into the minds of many people.
    • High dysphagia must be differentiated from globus hystericus (the feeling of having a lump in the throat without any true dysphagia).
    • This is the classic formula for a condition called ‘globus hystericus or ‘plum pit throat‘.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin.

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