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

noun Pathology.

difficulty in swallowing.

Origin of dysphagia

1775–85; < New Latin < Greek dys- dys- + phag(eîn) to eat, devour + -ia -ia
Related formsdys·phag·ic [dis-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /dɪsˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, adjective
Can be confuseddysphagia dysphasia
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difficulty in swallowing, caused by obstruction or spasm of the oesophagus
Derived Formsdysphagic (dɪsˈfædʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin for dysphagia

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




Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow.aglutition aphagia odynophagia
Related formsdys•phagic (-făjĭk) adj.
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dysphagia in Science



Difficulty in swallowing.
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