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Dec 19, 2007
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dysphagia
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A.Word.A.Day--dysphagia

Pronunciation Sound Clip

dysphagia (dis-FAYJ-uh, -jee-uh) noun

Difficulty in swallowing.

[From Greek dys- (bad, difficult) + phagein (to eat).]

"So Boswell and Achilles collaborated on creating The Dysphagia Cookbook: Tasting and Nutritious Recipes for People with Swallowing Difficulties."
Mary Beth Faller; Book Aids Those With Eating Ills; The Arizona Republic; Mar 14, 2006.

See more usage examples of dysphagia in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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