1. oesophagus

noun. the passage between the pharynx and the stomach.


  • cardiac sphincter
  • musculature
  • gastrointestinal tract
  • GI tract
  • epicardia
  • passageway
  • muscle system
  • digestive tract
  • gullet
  • gorge
  • alimentary tract
  • muscular structure
  • esophagus
  • passage
  • digestive tube


  • οἰσοφάγος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • οἰσέμεν (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word oesophagus

1. Noun, singular or mass
Incarceration is when the hernia is tightly stuck beside the oesophagus is such a way that it is being repeatedly squeezed.

2. Adjective
The oesophagus runs from the mouth to the stomach.