from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The muscular membranous tube for the passage of food from the pharynx to the stomach; the gullet.
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- n. Alternative spelling of oesophagus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; the gullet. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus, under digestive.
- Same as esophagus, esophageal, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gullet; the canal through which food and drink pass to the stomach. In man the esophagus is a musculomembranous tube about nine inches long, extending from the pharynx to the stomach.
- n. See esophagus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
_Webs in the upper third of the esophagus_ are best determined by the passage of a large esophagoscope which puts the esophagus on the stretch.
For example, discomfort from chronic reflux (not necessarily causing vomiting) can result in poor intake because the esophagus is inflamed.
The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach.
The esophagus is narrow and suited to small, soft balls of thoroughly chewed food.
A barium swallow is a procedure that primarily evaluates your child's esophagus, which is the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
In 2005, after too many years as a smoker (I had quit in 1976), I was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, which is usually fatal.
The problem I had with his words and subsequent inability to admit he looked like a jerk and should maybe yank his kneecap out of his esophagus was his position in this community.
The esophagus is the part through which nourishment proceeds to the gut; so that animals without necks manifestly do not have an esophagus.
Cancer of the esophagus is a more prevalent disease than is commonly thought.
The passage of liquids and solids through the esophagus is a purely muscular act, controlled, after the propulsive usually voluntary start given to the bolus by the inferior constrictor, by a reflex arc having connection with the central nervous system through the vagus nerve.