Definition of Gullet

1. Noun. The passage between the pharynx and the stomach.




Definition of Gullet

1. n. The tube by which food and drink are carried from the pharynx to the stomach; the esophagus.

Definition of Gullet

1. Noun. The throat or esophagus. ¹

2. Noun. (cytology) The cytopharynx of a ciliate, through which food is ingested. ¹

3. Noun. The space between teeth of a saw blade. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gullet

1. the throat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gullet

1. 1. The tube by which food and drink are carried from the pharynx to the stomach; the oesophagus. 2. Something shaped like the food passage, or performing similar functions; as: A channel for water. A preparatory cut or channel in excavations, of sufficient width for the passage of earth wagons. A concave cut made in the teeth of some saw blades. Origin: OE. Golet, OF. Goulet, dim. Of gole, goule, throat, F. Gueule, L. Gula; perh. Akin to Skr. Gula, G. Kenle; cf. F. Goulet the neck of a bottle, goulotte channel gutter. Cf. Gules, Gully. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gullet

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gulfweeds
gulfy
gulist
gulists
gulitol
gull
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gullage
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guller
gulleries
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gullet (current term)
gulleting
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gulley
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gulleys
gullibilities
gullibility
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Literary usage of Gullet

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1. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1870)
"Instances are well known of plates, with and without false teeth, and other foreign objects lodging for a time in the gullet or pharynx, some of which have ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1842)
"Muscular Fibre of the gullet.—In a paper read at the Zoological Society, June 14, 1842, Mr Gulliver mentioned the following as some of the results of his ..."

3. The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation: In Two Parts. Viz by John Ray (1714)
"... that in ruminating Creatures the Connection of the gullet with the ... For that external Sphincter inhibits a- too great Dilatation of the gullet; ..."

4. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"The upper part of the gullet is called the fauces, the lower the stomach.33 By this name is understood a fleshy concavity, situate behind the tracheal ..."

5. Poisons, Their Effects and Detection: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1885)
"1050 is a preparation showing the tongue, gullet, and stomach of a person ... On the anterior wall and lower portion of the gullet two large sloughs exist. ..."

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