Instead of lying almost entirely ventrad to the lungs, as in the preceding figure, the oesophagus here lies directly between them.
Spasm of the oesophagus is most frequent in neurotic subjects.
The trachea, ta, is of much smaller caliber than the oesophagus, especially in its dorso-ventral diameter.
The oesophagus is narrow, especially in blood-sucking vampires.
Wounds of the trachea and oesophagus, according to Gilbert, are invariably mortal.
The stomach, oesophagus and intestine are ciliated on their inner surface.
In more anterior sections the bile duct is larger in cross section, being about one-half the diameter of the oesophagus.
In exceptional cases the entire mucous surface of the oesophagus may be covered with the product (Seux).
It follows the prolonged sojourn of foreign bodies in the oesophagus.
Some have been systematically fed by means of a catheter passed through a nasal passage and thus on into the oesophagus.
oesophagus oe·soph·a·gus (ĭ-sŏf'ə-gəs)
Variant of esophagus.