aphagia

[ uh-fey-jee-uh ]
/ əˈfeɪ dʒi ə /

noun Pathology.

difficulty or pain in swallowing.

Nearby words

  1. aphacia,
  2. aphacial,
  3. aphacic,
  4. aphaeresis,
  5. aphaeretic,
  6. aphakia,
  7. aphalangia,
  8. aphanite,
  9. aphanitic,
  10. aphasia

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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