singultus

Definitions of singultus
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n (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion

Synonyms:
hiccough, hiccup
Type of:
inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex
an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
symptom
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

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