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oesophagus

US esophagus

noun plural -gi (-ˌɡaɪ)
  1. the part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; gullet
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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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n.

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

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oesophagus in Medicine

oesophagus

(ĭ-sŏfə-gəs)
n.
  1. Variant ofesophagus
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