oesophagus

See also: opsophagos

EnglishEdit

The (o)esophagus is at the bottom right

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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /iːˈsɒfəɡəs/, /ɪˈsɒfəɡəs/
  • (US) enPR: ĭ-säfʹə-gəs, IPA(key): /ɪˈsɑfəɡəs/

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek οἰσοφάγος (oisophagos), from οἰσέμεν (oisemen), future form of φέρω (pherō, I carry) + ἔφαγον (ephagon, I ate).

NounEdit

oesophagus (plural oesophagi or oesophaguses)

  1. (anatomy) The tube that carries food from the pharynx to the stomach.

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Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 21:44