Oftentimes words in and of themselves seem nonsensical.

Although contextualisation points a wary finger towards understanding; illumination and progress are hampered by the wanton obloquy of phonetic bastardisation.

As eponyms and retrodiction lie idle, we succumb to the dankness of stagnant learning draped in the predilection of Morpheus.

Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore…

EAP- The Raven

And we neologize thus…

If Odynophagia is pain on swallowing food and fluids, a symptom often due to disease of the oesophagus.

Greek: odyno-, (pain) + –phagia, (phagein, to eat)

…Then Odentophagia could be pain on swallowing dentures

Neo-Greek: O -, (surprise) + dent (tooth) + phagia, (phagein, to eat)

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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