esophagus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to esophagus: Esophagus spasm, Esophagus cancer

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

esophagus

(iːˈsɒfəɡəs)
n, pl -gi (-ˌdʒaɪ) or -guses
(Anatomy) the US spelling of oesophagus
esophageal adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·soph·a·gus

(ĭ-sŏf′ə-gəs)
The tube of the digestive tract through which food passes from the throat to the stomach.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

esophagus

The muscular tube through which food travels between the pharynx and stomach.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

e·soph·a·gus

n. esófago, porción del tubo digestivo situado entre la faringe y el estómago.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

esophagus

n (pl -gi) esófago; Barrett’s o Barrett — esófago de Barrett
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
NinePoint Medical announced the publication of their 1000 patient Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy Registry study focused on Barrett's Esophagus. The 18 site study, published in Diseases of the Esophagus, enrolled 1000 patients between 2014 and 2016 for imaging using the NvisionVLE Imaging System.
GERD is not only painful, but can lead to a more serious medical condition known as Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus increases the risk of esophageal cancer.
Laparoscopic retrosternal bypass for corrosive stricture of the esophagus. Surg Endosc 2012; 26: 3344-9.
An Arab woman was saved after a large fishbone was stuck in her esophagus, specialists at the endoscopy department of the Ibrahim bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah, said.
There are a number of diseases that can affect the functionality of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach, including esophageal atresia, esophageal cancer, and achalasia.
(OTCQB:BSTG), a biotechnology company developing bioengineered organ implants to treat conditions of the esophagus, bronchus and trachea, announced the publication of pig study results for its Cellspan esophageal implants.
Anesthetized pigs underwent full thickness circumferential resection of the midlower thoracic esophagus followed by implantation of the cell seeded scaffold.
His esophagus, in other words, the food pipe, a muscular tube connecting the throat (pharynx) with the stomach, was burnt by the acid.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 1, 2017-CSA Medical announces Barrett's Esophagus with low grade dysplasia under truFreeze label
M2 PHARMA-September 1, 2017-CSA Medical announces Barrett's Esophagus with low grade dysplasia under truFreeze label
Seniors are at greater risk for the disease, and men are particularly vulnerable, as are those with a condition called Barrett's esophagus, which can develop if reflux disease is untreated.
Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN), also known as necrotizing esophagitis or black esophagus, is a rare syndrome affecting the distal esophagus, terminating near the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) [1, 2].