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gullet

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noun gul·let \ˈgə-lət\

Simple Definition of gullet

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gullet

  1. 1 :  esophagus; broadly :  throat

  2. 2 :  an invagination of the protoplasm in various protozoans (as a paramecium) that sometimes functions in the intake of food

  3. 3 :  the space between the tips of adjacent saw teeth

Origin and Etymology of gullet

Middle English golet, from Anglo-French, diminutive of gule throat, from Latin gula — more at glutton


First Known Use: 14th century

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gullet

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noun gul·let \ˈgə-lət\

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gullet

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noun gul·let \ˈgəl-ət\

Medical Definition of gullet

  1. 1:  esophagus; broadly :  throat

  2. 2:  an invagination of the protoplasm in various protozoans (as a paramecium) that sometimes functions in the intake of food




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