esophageal

[ih-sof-uh-jee-uhl, ee-suh-faj-ee-uhl]
adjective
pertaining to the esophagus.

Origin:
1800–10; esophag(us) + -eal, variant of -ial

postesophageal, adjective
preesophageal, adjective
subesophageal, adjective
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esophagus (iːˈsɒfəɡəs)
 
n , pl -gi, -guses
the US spelling of oesophagus
 
esophageal
 
adj

oesophagus or esophagus (iːˈsɒfəɡəs)
 
n , pl -gi
the part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; gullet
 
[C16: via New Latin from Greek oisophagos, from oisein, future infinitive of pherein to carry + -phagos, from phagein to eat]
 
esophagus or esophagus (iːˈsɒfəɡəs, -ˌɡaɪ)
 
n
 
[C16: via New Latin from Greek oisophagos, from oisein, future infinitive of pherein to carry + -phagos, from phagein to eat]
 
oesophageal or esophagus
 
adj
 
esophageal or esophagus
 
adj

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Example sentences
The abdominal portion of the esophagus lies in the esophageal groove on the posterior surface of the left lobe of the liver.
Esophageal atresia is a disorder of the digestive system in which the esophagus does not develop properly.
Esophageal disorders caused by medications, trauma, and infection.
Esophageal neuromuscular function and motility disorders.
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