noun (plural oesophagi /-dʒʌɪ/ or oesophaguses)
The part of the alimentary canal which connects the throat to the stomach. In humans and other vertebrates it is a muscular tube lined with mucous membrane.
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- Inlet patch is a congenital anomaly of the cervical esophagus consisting of gastric mucosa.
- Tables are not used in the sections for the esophagus and the small intestine.
- It happens when acid from your stomach leaks back up through your oesophagus and throat.
late Middle English: modern Latin, from Greek oisophagos.
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- No constant relationship of the esophageal arteries to the vagus nerve was noted.
- Endoscopy showed normal oesophageal mucosa with increased oesophageal contractions.
- This striated muscle, which is the upper esophageal sphincter, joins the ends of the cricoid cartilage.
Pronunciation: /ɪˌsɒfəˈdʒiːəl, ˌiːsəˈfadʒɪəl/adjective
Definition of oesophagus in:
- The US English dictionary