Etymology
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esophagus (n.)

also oesophagus, late 14c., from Greek oisophagos "gullet, passage for food," literally "what carries and eats," from oisein, future infinitive of pherein "to carry" (from PIE root *bher- (1) "to carry") + -phagos, from phagein "to eat" (from PIE root *bhag- "to share out, apportion; to get a share"). Related: Esophageal.

updated on May 20, 2017

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Definitions of esophagus from WordNet

esophagus (n.)
the passage between the pharynx and the stomach;
Synonyms: oesophagus / gorge / gullet
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