Derived forms of oesophagusoesophageal or US esophageal (iːˌsɒfəˈdʒiːəl), adjective
Word Origin for oesophagus
Words nearby oesophagus
How to use oesophagus in a sentence
The oesophagus was entirely severed and the thorax nearly so.Cruisings in the Cascades|George O. Shields
In 1858 he performed practically the first gastrostomy in England for a case of cancer of the oesophagus.
As in the case of the pharynx, the lateral diameter of the oesophagus is generally greater than the dorso-ventral diameter.
The anterior end of the oesophagus, oe, is in contact with the extreme postero-ventral wall of the pharynx.
The anterior end of the oesophagus is suddenly constricted so that the actual opening closed by this partition is not large.