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Definition of Gullet

Gullet: The esophagus. The words esophagus and gullet differ in origin. Esophagus comes from the Greek whereas gullet is a diminutive of the Latin gula meaning throat. The idea was that the esophagus, being narrower than the throat, was the little throat.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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