Definition of angina noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ænˈdʒaɪnə//
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈdʒaɪnə//
(medical angina pectoris
BrE BrE//ænˌdʒaɪnə ˈpektərɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ænˌdʒaɪnə ˈpektərɪs//
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severe pain in the chest caused by a low supply of blood to the heart during exercise because the arteries are partly blocked Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin, ‘quinsy’ ‘inflammation of the throat’, from Greek ankhonē ‘strangling’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: angina