US esophagus

/ (iːˈsɒfəɡəs) /

noun plural -gi (-ˌɡaɪ)

the part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; gullet
Derived Formsoesophageal or US esophageal (iːˌsɒfəˈdʒiːəl), adjective

Word Origin for oesophagus

C16: via New Latin from Greek oisophagos, from oisein, future infinitive of pherein to carry + -phagos, from phagein to eat
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Word Origin and History for oesophagus



alternative spelling of esophagus. See oe. Related: Oesophageal.

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Medicine definitions for oesophagus


[ ĭ-sŏfə-gəs ]


Variant ofesophagus
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