gullet

noun gul·let \ ˈgə-lət \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of gullet

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

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Origin and Etymology of gullet

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


GULLET Defined for English Language Learners

gullet

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Definition of gullet for English Language Learners

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


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Medical Dictionary

gullet

noun gul·let \ ˈgəl-ət \

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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