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Definition of "gullet" []

  • The esophagus. (noun)
  • The throat. (noun)
  • Zoology An invagination into the cytoplasm of certain ciliates, used for food intake. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gullet" in a sentence
  • "_Impaction of foreign bodies_; _Compression of the gullet from without_; _Spasm of the muscular coat_; _Cardiospasm_; _Paralysis of the gullet_; _Diverticula_ or _pouches of the gullet_;"
  • "_Innocent stricture_; _Malignant stricture, including cancer at the junction of pharynx and gullet and cancer at the lower end of the gullet_."
  • "When the food has been thoroughly moistened and crushed in the mouth and rolled into a lump, or bolus, at the back of the tongue, it is started down the elevator shaft which we call the gullet, or esophagus."