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gullet

Syllabification: gul·let
Pronunciation: /ˈɡələt
 
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Definition of gullet in English:

noun

The passage by which food passes from the mouth to the stomach; the esophagus.
Example sentences
  • It's the gullet or oesophagus, the corridor passing from the mouth to the stomach.
  • Contact may be with your skin, or with the lining of your lungs, mouth, gullet, stomach or intestine.
  • Heartburn happens when this acid flows upwards into the gullet (oesophagus).
Synonyms
crop, craw
archaic throttle, gorge

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French goulet, diminutive of goule 'throat', from Latin gula.

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