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dysphagia

[dis-fey-juh, -jee-uh] /dɪsˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
difficulty in swallowing.
Origin of dysphagia
1775-1785
1775-85; < New Latin < Greek dys- dys- + phag(eîn) to eat, devour + -ia -ia
Related forms
dysphagic
[dis-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /dɪsˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Can be confused
dysphagia, dysphasia.
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphagia

dysphagia

/dɪsˈfeɪdʒɪə/
noun
1.
difficulty in swallowing, caused by obstruction or spasm of the oesophagus
Derived Forms
dysphagic (dɪsˈfædʒɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from dys- + Greek -phagos; see phago-
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dysphagia in Medicine

dysphagia dys·pha·gia (dĭs-fā'jə, -jē-ə) or dys·pha·gy (dĭs'fə-jē)
n.
Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow. Also called aglutition, aphagia, odynophagia.


dys·phag'ic (-fāj'ĭk) adj.
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dysphagia in Science
dysphagia
  (dĭs-fā'jə)   
Difficulty in swallowing.
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