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Definition of Odynophagia

Odynophagia: Pain on swallowing food and fluids, a symptom often due to disease of the esophagus. From the Greek roots odyno-, pain + -phagia, from phagein, to eat.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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