Aphagia should not be confused with the similarly pronounced aphasia, a language disorder.

Aphagia is a medical term referring to the inability or refusal to swallow. It is derived from the Greek root a meaning "not" or "without" and phagia meaning "to eat."

See also


  1. ^aphagia. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. (2007). Saunders.
  2. ^Borror, Donald J. (1988). Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co.
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