[ dis-fey-juh, -jee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə /
difficulty in swallowing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dysphagiadys·phag·ic [dis-faj-ik, -fey-jik] /dɪsˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk/, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dysphagiadysphagia dysphasia
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphagic
/ (dɪsˈfeɪdʒɪə) /
difficulty in swallowing, caused by obstruction or spasm of the oesophagus
Derived forms of dysphagiadysphagic (dɪsˈfædʒɪk), adjective
Word Origin for dysphagia
C18: New Latin, from dys- + Greek -phagos; see phago-
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Medical definitions for dysphagic
[ dĭs-fā′jə ]
Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow.aglutition aphagia odynophagia
Other words from dysphagiadys•phag′ic (-făj′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for dysphagic
[ dĭs-fā′jə ]
Difficulty in swallowing.
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