E*soph"a*gus (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. ; root of which is used as future of to bear, carry (cf. Skr. vi to go, drive) + to eat.] Anat.
That part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; the gullet. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus, under Digestive.
[Written also oesophagus
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