English version

esophagus

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishesophaguse‧soph‧a‧gus /ɪˈsɒfəɡəs $ ɪˈsɑː-/ noun 🔊 🔊 x-ref[countable] the American spelling of oesophagus
Examples from the Corpus
esophagusMonica was born with a section of her esophagus completely closed.After searing the inside of my esophagus with a hurriedly gulped cup of scalding coffee-I was now drinking coffee-I had collected myself.He also has an unusually narrow esophagus.Food goes straight from the esophagus to the tiny stomach pouch and directly into the lower part of the small intestines.When this happens the esophagus becomes irritated and inflamed, causing a burning sensation that has the potential to awaken a sleeper.They were able to work it down through the esophagus without puncturing anything.
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