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Meaning of ESOPHAGUS

Pronunciation:  i'sâfugus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
 

ESOPHAGUS is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: gorge, gullet, oesophagus
 
 See Also: alimentary canal, alimentary tract, cardiac sphincter, digestive tract, digestive tube, epicardia, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, muscle system, muscular structure, musculature, passage, passageway

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.]

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The tube-like upper portion of the digestive tract which carries food and fluid from the mouth to the stomach.
 

 

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