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 (dĭs-fā′jə, -jē-ə)
Difficulty in swallowing.

dys·phag′ic (-făj′ĭk) adj.


(Pathology) difficulty in swallowing, caused by obstruction or spasm of the oesophagus
[C18: New Latin, from dys- + Greek -phagos; see phago-]
dysphagic adj


(dɪsˈfeɪ dʒə, -dʒi ə)

difficulty in swallowing.
[1775–85; < Greek dys- dys- + phag(eîn) to eat, devour + -ia -ia]
dys•phag′ic (-ˈfædʒ ɪk, -ˈfeɪ dʒɪk) adj.

dysphagia, dysphagy

a condition in which there is difnculty in swallowing. — dysphagic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysphagia - condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"


, dysphagy
n. disfagia, dificultad al tragar a causa de una obstrucción;
esophageal ______ esofágica;
oropharyngeal ______ orofaríngea.
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