singultus


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singultus

[′siŋ‚gəl·təs]
(medicine)
A repeated involuntary spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm followed by sudden closures of the glottis. Also known as hiccup.
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17, 1: Semen eius (= sisimbrii) cum uino potum difficultati urinae et cauculum patientibus prodest, singultus quoque et tortiones intestinorum sedat.
Like borborygmus, singultus is supposed to be onomatopoetic--but for me that is hard to swallow (oops