- the part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; gullet
Word Origin for oesophagus
Examples from the Web for oesophagus
Historical Examples of oesophagus
Originating in the oesophagus, it may extend downward into the stomach.
Spasm of the oesophagus is most frequent in neurotic subjects.
Auscultation of the oesophagus will determine the locality of the arrest.
The oesophagus was entirely severed and the thorax nearly so.Cruisings in the Cascades
George O. Shields
The oesophagus is narrow, especially in blood-sucking vampires.
Word Origin and History for oesophagus
- Variant ofesophagus