from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of esophagus.
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- n. The tube that carries food from the pharynx to the stomach.
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- n. the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
From Ancient Greek οἰσοφάγος (oisophagos), from οἰσέμεν (oisemen), future form of φέρω (pherō, "I carry") + ἔφαγον (ephagon, "I ate"). (Wiktionary)