Definition of aphagia in English:

aphagia

noun

  • 1Medicine
    Medicine. Inability to swallow.

  • 2Physiology
    Chiefly Physiology. Inability, failure, or refusal to eat; absence or loss of the desire or need to eat; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From a- + -phagia, after German Aphagie.

Pronunciation

aphagia

/əˈfeɪdʒ(ɪ)ə/