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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esophagus  \E*soph"a*gus\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  o'isofa`gos;  root  of 
  o'i`sw  which  is  used  as  future  of  fe`rein  to  bear,  carry  (cf. 
  Skr.  v[=i]  to  go  drive)  +  fagei^n  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  {[oe]sophagus}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  esophagus 
  n  :  the  passage  between  the  pharynx  and  the  stomach  [syn:  {oesophagus}, 
  {gorge},  {gullet}] 




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