[ad_1] noun, plural e·soph·a·gi [ih-sof–uh-jahy, gahy, ee-sof-] /ɪˈsɒf əˌdʒaɪ, ˌgaɪ, iˈsɒf-/. Anatomy, Zoology.
- a muscular passage connecting the mouth or pharynx with the stomach in invertebrate and vertebrate animals; gullet.
noun plural -gi (-ˌdʒaɪ) or -guses
- the US spelling of
late 14c., from Greek oisophagos “gullet,” literally “what carries and eats,” from oisein, future infinitive of pherein “to carry” (see ) + -phagos, from phagein “to eat” (see ). Related: Esophageal.
n. pl. e•soph•a•gi (-jī′, -gī′)
- The portion of the digestive canal between the pharynx and stomach, consisting of a cervical part from the cricoid cartilage to the thoracic inlet, a thoracic part from the thoracic inlet to the diaphragm, and an abdominal part below the diaphragm to the stomach.
Plural esophagi (ĭ-sŏf′ə-jī′, -gī′)
- The muscular tube in vertebrates through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach.
The muscular tube that connects the mouth to the See .)and serves as a passageway for food. (