gullet

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gul·let

noun \ˈgə-lət\

: the tube that leads from the mouth through the throat to the stomach

Full Definition of GULLET

1
:  esophagus; broadly :  throat
2
:  an invagination of the protoplasm in various protozoans (as a paramecium) that sometimes functions in the intake of food
3
:  the space between the tips of adjacent saw teeth

Origin of GULLET

Middle English golet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of gule throat, from Latin gula — more at glutton
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with GULLET

gul·let

noun \ˈgəl-ət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GULLET

1
: esophagus; broadly : throat
2
: an invagination of the protoplasm in various protozoans (as a paramecium) that sometimes functions in the intake of food

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