Definition of Esophagus

1. Noun. The passage between the pharynx and the stomach.




Definition of Esophagus

1. n. That part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; the gullet. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus, under Digestive.

Definition of Esophagus

1. Noun. (American English) (alternative spelling of oesophagus) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Esophagus

1. the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach [n -GI]

Medical Definition of Esophagus

1. That part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; the gullet. Alternative forms: sophagus. Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; root of which is used as future of to bear, carry (cf. Skr. Vi to go, drive) + to eat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esophagus

esophagean
esophagectomies
esophagectomy
esophagi
esophagic
esophagical
esophagitides
esophagitis
esophagogastric junction
esophagogastroduodenal
esophagogastroduodenoscopies
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
esophagoscope
esophagotomies
esophagotomy
esophagus (current term)
esophoria
esophorias
esophoric
esosphenoiditis
esoteric
esoterica
esoterical
esoterically
esotericism
esotericisms
esotericist
esotericists
esoterics
esoteries

Literary usage of Esophagus

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"DISEASES OF THE esophagus corrosive poison the prognosis is unfavorable. We have seen one life saved by the establishing of a gastric fistula in the case of ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Neurogenic contractions in muscle strips from the body of the esophagus are more sensitive to reduction of calcium in the bathing medium than are both the ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"The relative frequency with wliich cicatricial strictures from swallowed corrosive fluids occur in the various parts of the esophagus increases from above ..."

4. The Diseases of infancy and childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1917)
"(2) The esophagus may be absent, the pharynx ending in a blind pouch. ... From above, the esophagus usually terminates in a blind pouch. ..."

5. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"In primary paralysis of the esophagus the food is always masticated without trouble ... In this manner the esophagus forms a thick, firm or more soft, ..."

6. The Anatomy of the Domestic Fowl by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1918)
"The esophagus is a musculo-membranous tube, capable of great distension, which extends from the ... The esophagus communicates anteriorly with the pharynx. ..."

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