esophagoptosis

[ ĭ-sŏf′ə-gŏp-tōsĭs, -gō-tōsĭs ]

n.

Relaxation and downward displacement of the walls of the esophagus.

Nearby words

  1. esophagography,
  2. esophagomalacia,
  3. esophagomyotomy,
  4. esophagoplasty,
  5. esophagoplication,
  6. esophagoscope,
  7. esophagoscopy,
  8. esophagospasm,
  9. esophagostenosis,
  10. esophagostomy


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