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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-ley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
    • /ˌæk əˈleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-ley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
    • /ˌæk əˈleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/

Definitions of achalasia word

  • noun achalasia failure of the cardiac sphincter of the oesophagus to relax, resulting in difficulty in swallowing 3
  • noun achalasia inability of a circular muscle, especially of the esophagus or rectum, to relax, resulting in widening of the structure above the muscular constriction. 1
  • noun achalasia A neuromuscular problem where a ring of muscles is unable to fully relax. 0

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Origin of achalasia

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
1910-15; a-6 + Greek chálas(is) (chala- (stem of chalân to loosen) + -sis -sis) + -ia

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Parts of speech for Achalasia


achalasia popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

achalasia usage trend in Literature

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