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oe·soph·a·gus

 (ĭ-sŏf′ə-gəs)
n.
Variant of esophagus.

oesophagus

(iːˈsɒfəɡəs) or

esophagus

n, pl -gi (-ˌɡaɪ)
(Anatomy) the part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; gullet
[C16: via New Latin from Greek oisophagos, from oisein, future infinitive of pherein to carry + -phagos, from phagein to eat]
oesophageal, esophageal adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oesophagus - the passage between the pharynx and the stomachoesophagus - the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature - the muscular system of an organism
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tract, digestive tube, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract - tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination
epicardia - the short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach
cardiac sphincter - the valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach; the physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction
Translations
مريئ
esòfag
jícen
spiserør
ÖsophagusSpeiseröhre
ezofago
ruokatorvi
grkljan
食道
밥줄식도
fistula cibalis
øsofag
požiralnik
grkljanгркљан
matstrupe

oesophagus

esophagus (US) [iːˈsɒfəgəs] Nesófago m

oesophagus

[iːˈsɒfəgəs] esophagus (US) nœsophage m

oesophagus

, (US) esophagus
nSpeiseröhre f

oesophagus

esophagus (Am) [iːˈsɒfəgəs] nesofago
References in classic literature ?
The turbit has a very short and conical beak, with a line of reversed feathers down the breast; and it has the habit of continually expanding slightly the upper part of the oesophagus.
Owen informs me that a part of the oesophagus is so constructed that nothing much larger than a crowquill can be passed down.
Summary: The boy's oesophagus was burnt by the acid which he had mistaken for a cold drink
WELSH patients suffering from a condition that affects the oesophagus are having to travel to England for treatment because appropriate medical equipment is not available this side of the border.
The pills could irritate the oesophagus, or allow some stomach acid to creep back up the oesophagus when it enters the stomach, said Dr David Katz physician and the founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, United States.
Of the 344 neoplasms in lower oesophagus, 128 were adenocarcinomas and 182 were squamous cell carcinomas.
Barrett's oesophagus (BO) is defined as the occurrence of metaplastic, specialised columnar epithelium lining the distal part of the oesophagus.
We report successful removal of an intramural bronchogenic cyst in the oesophagus by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).
It has a soft pad, about the size of a matchbox, which sits just underneath the Adam's apple and presses against the top of the oesophagus, the 'pipe' that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.
It is the first time at the hospital that surgeons have reconstructed a defective oesophagus and reconnected it to the stomach, in a patient aged under two years.
The acid is usually confined to the stomach due to the presence of a tight muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus (food pipe) known as the oesophageal sphincter.
Key Words: oesophagus, achalasia, airway obstruction