:"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."

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

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