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e·soph·a·gus

also oe·soph·a·gus (ĭ-sŏf′ə-gəs)
n. pl. e·soph·a·gi (-jī′, -gī′) also oe·soph·a·gi
The muscular tube by which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach; the gullet.

[Middle English isophagus, from Medieval Latin ēsophagus, from Greek oisophagos, arbitrary medical coinage perhaps from ois- : future tense stem of pherein, to carry; see oit- in Indo-European roots + -phagos, food (unattested sense) (from phagein, to eat; see bhag- in Indo-European roots).]

e·soph′a·ge′al (-jē′əl) adj.

esophagus

(iːˈsɒfəɡəs)
n, pl -gi (-ˌdʒaɪ) or -guses
(Anatomy) the US spelling of oesophagus
esophageal adj

e•soph•a•gus

(ɪˈsɒf ə gəs, iˈsɒf-)

n., pl. -gi (-ˌdʒaɪ, ˌgaɪ)
a muscular tube for the passage of food from the pharynx to the stomach; gullet.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin isophagus, esophagus < Greek oisophágos gullet]

e·soph·a·gus

(ĭ-sŏf′ə-gəs)
The tube of the digestive tract through which food passes from the throat to the stomach.

esophagus

The muscular tube through which food travels between the pharynx and stomach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.esophagus - the passage between the pharynx and the stomachesophagus - 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

e·soph·a·gus

n. esófago, porción del tubo digestivo situado entre la faringe y el estómago.

esophagus

n (pl -gi) esófago; Barrett’s o Barrett — esófago de Barrett
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