esophagi


[ad_1] noun, plural e·soph·a·gi [ih-sofuh-jahy, gahy, ee-sof-] /ɪˈsɒf əˌdʒaɪ, ˌgaɪ, iˈsɒf-/. Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. a muscular passage connecting the mouth or pharynx with the stomach in invertebrate and vertebrate animals; gullet.

noun plural -gi (-ˌdʒaɪ) or -guses

  1. the US spelling of oesophagus
n.

late 14c., from Greek oisophagos “gullet,” literally “what carries and eats,” from oisein, future infinitive of pherein “to carry” (see infer) + -phagos, from phagein “to eat” (see -phagous). Related: Esophageal.

n. pl. e•soph•a•gi (-jī′, -gī′)

  1. 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-sŏfə-jī′, -gī′)

  1. The muscular tube in vertebrates through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach.

The muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach and serves as a passageway for food. (See digestive system.)

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