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Noun: singultus  sing'gúl-tus
  1. (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
    "how do you cure the singultuses?";
    - hiccup, hiccough

Derived forms: singultuses

Type of: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, symptom, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Singultus