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



(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 Originlate Middle English: modern Latin, from Greek oisophagos.

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