dysphagia

[ dis-fey-juh, -jee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə /

noun Pathology.

difficulty in swallowing.

Origin of dysphagia

1775–85; < New Latin < Greek dys- dys- + phag(eîn) to eat, devour + -ia -ia

Related forms

dys·phag·ic [dis-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /dɪsˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, adjective

Can be confused

dysphagia dysphasia
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphagic

dysphagia

/ (dɪsˈfeɪdʒɪə) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

dysphagic (dɪsˈfædʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin for dysphagia

C18: New Latin, from dys- + Greek -phagos; see phago-
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Medicine definitions for dysphagic

dysphagia

[ dĭs-fājə ]

n.

Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow.aglutition aphagia odynophagia

Related forms

dys•phagic (-făjĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for dysphagic

dysphagia

[ dĭs-fājə ]

Difficulty in swallowing.

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