noun plural -gi (-ˌɡaɪ)
Derived Formsoesophageal or US esophageal (iːˌsɒfəˈdʒiːəl), adjective
Word Origin for oesophagus
Examples from the Web for oesophagus
Sometimes they are quite extensive, and have been known to interest fully one-third of the length of the oesophagus.
Around the oesophagus, which is fairly long and soft, are no salivary glands, no silk-tubes.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|Jean Henri Fabre
More or less dilatation of the oesophagus is associated with marked dilatation of the stomach.
The oesophagus is short and leads into a long, straight stomach, provided with numerous symmetrical lateral caeca.
Infection rarely takes place from the surface of the gullet or oesophagus which leads from the mouth to the stomach.Disease and Its Causes|William Thomas Councilman