What word does your mother always say?


[ih-sof-uh-jee-uh l, ee-suh-faj-ee-uh l] /ɪˌsɒf əˈdʒi əl, ˌi səˈfædʒ i əl/
pertaining to the esophagus.
Origin of esophageal
1800-10; esophag(us) + -eal, variant of -ial
Related forms
postesophageal, adjective
preesophageal, adjective
subesophageal, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for esophageal
  • The abdominal portion of the esophagus lies in the esophageal groove on the posterior surface of the left lobe of the liver.
  • They form, together with the branches from the opposite nerve, the esophageal plexus.
  • esophageal atresia is a disorder of the digestive system in which the esophagus does not develop properly.
  • Patients with impaired esophageal muscle action are still likely to have acid breakthrough and reflux, especially at night.
  • esophageal disorders caused by medications, trauma, and infection.
  • esophageal neuromuscular function and motility disorders.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for esophageal

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for esophageal

Scrabble Words With Friends