Definition of odynophagia in English:

odynophagia

noun

Medicine
  • Painful swallowing (typically a symptom of oesophageal disease).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Morell Mackenzie (1837–1892), physician and laryngologist. Originally from ancient Greek ὀδύνη pain + ancient Greek -ϕαγία -phagia; later re-formed from ancient Greek ὀδύνη pain + -o- + ancient Greek -ϕαγία -phagia.

Pronunciation

odynophagia

/ˌɒdɪnə(ʊ)ˈfeɪdʒ(ɪ)ə/