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  • adj. Pertaining to the esophagus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the esophagus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining or relating to the esophagus: as, esophageal glands.
  • The lip of the special esophageal groove of ruminants.
  • n. See esophageal, etc.

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  • adj. relating to the esophagus


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