odynophagia
Pain on swallowing. [odyno- + G. phago to eat]

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odyno·pha·gia ō-.din-ə-'fā-j(ē-)ə n pain produced by swallowing

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n.
a sensation of pain behind the sternum as food or fluid is swallowed; particularly, the burning sensation experienced by patients with oesophagitis when hot, spicy, or alcoholic liquid is swallowed.

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od·y·no·pha·gia (od″ĭ-no-faґjə) [odyno- + -phagia] a dysphagia in which swallowing causes pain.

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