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noun (pl) -gi (-ˌɡaɪ)
the part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; gullet
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oesophageal, (US) esophageal (iːˌsɒfəˈdʒiːəl) adjective
Word Origin
C16: via New Latin from Greek oisophagos, from oisein, future infinitive of pherein to carry + -phagos, from phagein to eat
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alternative spelling of esophagus. See oe. Related: Oesophageal.

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oesophagus in Medicine

oesophagus oe·soph·a·gus (ĭ-sŏf'ə-gəs)
Variant of esophagus.

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