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dysphagia

[ dis-fey-juh, -jee-uh ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. difficulty in swallowing.


dysphagia

/ dɪsˈfeɪdʒɪə; dɪsˈfædʒɪk /

noun

  1. difficulty in swallowing, caused by obstruction or spasm of the oesophagus


dysphagia

/ dĭs-fā /

  1. Difficulty in swallowing.


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Derived Forms

  • dysphagic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • dys·phag·ic [dis-, faj, -ik, -, fey, -jik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dysphagia1

First recorded in 1775–85; from New Latin, from Greek dys- dys- + phag(eîn) “to eat, devour” + -ia -ia

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dysphagia1

C18: New Latin, from dys- + Greek -phagos; see phago-

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Example Sentences

Removal of a portion of the epiglottis occasionally gives great relief to a patient who is suffering from dysphagia.

He spoke distinctly, but there was dysphagia as far as solids were concerned.

Hysterical deafness, blindness, and dysphagia are manifestations of great rarity in childhood.

There is some dysphagia, principally from pain in swallowing, but in part from actual debility in the muscles of deglutition.

The dysphagia is rarely complete, instances in which no liquids can be swallowed being infrequent.

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