OEsophagus

World English Dictionary
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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Word Origin & History

oesophagus
alt. spelling of esophagus. See oe.
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Medical Dictionary

oesophagus oe·soph·a·gus (ĭ-sŏf'ə-gəs)
n.
Variant of esophagus.

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