Definition of Oesophagus

1. Noun. The passage between the pharynx and the stomach.




Definition of Oesophagus

1. Noun. (anatomy) The tube that carries food from the pharynx to the stomach. ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly British spelling) (dated form of oesophagus) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oesophagus

1. [n -GI]

Medical Definition of Oesophagus

1. A long hollow muscular tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oesophagus

oesophagomycosis
oesophagomyotomy
oesophagoplasty
oesophagoplication
oesophagoptosis
oesophagosalivary reflex
oesophagoscope
oesophagoscopy
oesophagospasm
oesophagostenosis
oesophagostomiasis
oesophagostomum
oesophagostomy
oesophagotomy
oesophagram
oesophagus (current term)
oesophagus: scleroderma
oesophaguses
oesophoria
oesophoric
oestradiol
oestral
oestratetraenol
oestrian
oestrids
oestrin
oestrins
oestriol
oestriols
oestrogen

Literary usage of Oesophagus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1900)
"They are typical mucous glands situated in the submucous coat of the oesophagus (Plate XXI, Fig. 2). Their ducts pierce the mus- cularis and frequently show ..."

2. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"Some anatomist^ hare givon this name to tho transverse muscular fibres which surround tho oesophagus at tts upper extremity. ..."

3. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"Outside the longitudinal muscular coat of the oesophagus there is a considerable development of connective tissue forming what is sometimes spoken of as a ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1922)
"SURGERY, GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS In some of these processes the perforation starts from within the oesophagus (foreign bodies, ulcer, spontaneous rupture, ..."

5. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1869)
"Compression of the oesophagus may arise in various ways. Among the most frequent causes we may mention : swelling of the thyroid bodies or of the lymphatic ..."

6. The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body by Matthew Baillie, James Wardrop (1833)
"Ulcers of the oesophagus are sometimes of a common nature, but are most frequently attended with a scirrhous affection. When they arise from common ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The primary foregut from which the oesophagus is derived is segmented like a rosary ... ed a subdiaphragmatic dilatation of the oesophagus, found postmortem ..."

8. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"This left only one organ in the neck that might tie fillet! with air: the oesophagus itself. Blowing straight into the gullet it was easy to distend the ..."

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