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esophagus Explained

esophagus at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


esophagus at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) esophagi
(pl) oesophagi

esophagus at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1392, from Gk. oisophagos "gullet," lit. "what carries and eats," from oisein, fut. inf. of pherein "to carry" + -phagos, from phagein "to eat." ///

esophagus at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Greek; Origin: oisophagos, from oisein 'to be going to carry' + phagein 'to eat']// [C] the American spelling of oesophagus//

esophagus at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Muscular tube that conveys food by peristalsis from the pharynx to the stomach. Both ends are closed off by sphincters (muscular constrictions), which relax to let food through and close to keep it from backing up. Disorders include ulceration and bleeding, heartburn from stomach acid, achalasia (failure of one or both sphincters to open), and muscle spasms. Scleroderma may involve the esophagus.

esophagus at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


esophagus at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


Esophagus at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Esophagus \E*soph"a*gus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. o'isofa`gos; root of
o'i`sw which is used as future of fe`rein to bear, carry (cf.
Skr. v[=i] to go, drive) + fagei^n to eat.] (Anat.)
That part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the
stomach; the gullet. See Illust. of {Digestive apparatus},
under {Digestive}. [Written also {[oe]sophagus}.]

esophagus at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the passage between the pharynx and the stomach [syn: {oesophagus},
{gorge}, {gullet}]
[also: {oesophagi} (pl), {esophagi} (pl)]

esophagus at English (WD) Of Explained:



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    Derived terms

    * Barrett's esophagus

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