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peri·ton·sil·lar ab·scess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quinsy, peritonsillar abscessnoun

    a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis


  1. peritonsillar abscess

    A peritonsillar abscess is a bacterial infection that develops in the tissues surrounding the tonsils. This condition often involves the accumulation of pus, causing severe throat pain, difficulty swallowing, fever, and other symptoms. It usually occurs as a complication of tonsillitis or strep throat and requires immediate medical attention.


  1. Peritonsillar abscess

    Peritonsillar abscess, also known as a quinsy or quinsey, is a recognized complication of tonsillitis and consists of a collection of pus beside the tonsil in what is referred to as Peritonsilar space.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Peritonsillar Abscess

    An accumulation of purulent material in the area between the PALATINE TONSIL and its capsule.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peritonsillar abscess in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peritonsillar abscess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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