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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
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