esophagus definition

  • noun:
    • The muscular membranous pipe the passage of meals from pharynx on belly; the gullet.
    • alternate spelling of oesophagus.
    • That part of the alimentary canal involving the pharynx and stomach; the gullet. See Illust. of digestion equipment, under digestive.
    • The gullet; the channel whereby drink and food pass on tummy. In man the esophagus is a musculomembranous pipe about nine ins lengthy, extending from pharynx on belly.
    • See esophagus.
    • the passageway involving the pharynx as well as the belly
  • others:
    • Same as esophagus, esophageal, etc.

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