Definition of oesophagus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

oesophagus

 noun
(British English)(North American English esophagus)noun
BrE BrE//iˈsɒfəɡəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈsɑːfəɡəs//
 
(pl. oesophaguses, , oesophagi
BrE BrE//iˈsɒfəɡaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈsɑːfəɡaɪ//
 
)
(anatomy) Internal anatomy
 
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the tube through which food passes from the mouth to the stomach synonym gullet See related entries: Internal anatomy Word Origin late Middle English: modern Latin, from Greek oisophagos.

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