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Meaning of GULLET

Pronunciation:  'gulit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

GULLET is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: esophagus, gorge, oesophagus
 See Also: alimentary canal, alimentary tract, cardiac sphincter, digestive tract, digestive tube, epicardia, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, muscle system, muscular structure, musculature, passage, passageway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gul"let\, n. [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}.]
1. (Anat.) The tube by which food and drink are carried from
   the pharynx to the stomach; the esophagus.

2. Something shaped like the food passage, or performing
   similar functions; as:
   (a) A channel for water.
   (b) (Engin.) A preparatory cut or channel in excavations,
       of sufficient width for the passage of earth wagons.
   (c) A concave cut made in the teeth of some saw blades.

Thesaurus Terms
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