aphagia

[ uh-fey-jee-uh ]
/ əˈfeɪ dʒi ə /

noun Pathology.

difficulty or pain in swallowing.

Origin of aphagia

First recorded in 1865–70; a-6 + -phagia
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British Dictionary definitions for aphagia

aphagia

/ (əˈfeɪdʒɪə) /

noun

pathol refusal or inability to swallow

Word Origin for aphagia

C20: from a- 1 + Greek aphagein to consume
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Medicine definitions for aphagia

aphagia

[ ə-fājə ]

n.

dysphagia

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