• WordNet 3.6
    • n oesophagus the passage between the pharynx and the stomach
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n OEsophagus ē-sof′a-gus the gullet, a membranous canal about nine inches in length, extending from the pharynx to the stomach, thus forming part of the alimentary canal
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

I had my heart trying to climb up around my oesophagus.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
The diameter of the upper part of the oesophagus is immense, even close up to the head.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin
Emetics invert the motions of the stomach, duodenum, and oesophagus.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Around the oesophagus, which is fairly long and soft, are no salivary glands, no silk-tubes.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Swallowing may also be affected by pressure on the pharynx and oesophagus.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The oesophagus was smooth and white.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Give the structure of the oesophagus.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Again, in the long oesophagus and constricted stomach there is a resemblance to Ibla.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The oesophagus is the seat of inflammation but seldom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various