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Meaning of "oesophagus" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OESOPHAGUS

Via New Latin from Greek oisophagos, from oisein, future infinitive of pherein to carry + -phagos, from phagein to eat.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OESOPHAGUS

oesophagus  [iːˈsɒfəɡəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OESOPHAGUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oesophagus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OESOPHAGUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oesophagus

Esophagus

The esophagus is an organ in vertebrates which consists of a fibromuscular tube through which food passes, aided by peristaltic contractions, from the pharynx to the stomach. In humans, the esophagus is usually 18–25 centimeters long. During swallowing the epiglottis tilts backwards to prevent food from going down the larynx. The esophagus travels behind the trachea and heart, passes through the diaphragm and empties into the cardia of the stomach. The word esophagus is derived from the Latin oesophagus, which derives from the Greek word oisophagos, lit. "entrance for eating." The wall of the esophagus from the lumen outwards consists of mucosa, sub-mucosa, layers of muscle fibers between layers of fibrous tissue, and an outer layer of connective tissue. The mucosa is a stratified squamous epithelium which contrasts to the single layer of columnar cells of the stomach. The transition between these two type of epithelium is visible as a zig-zag line. Most of the muscle is smooth muscle although striated muscle predominates in its upper third. It has two muscular rings or sphincters in its wall, one at the top and one at the bottom.

Definition of oesophagus in the English dictionary

The definition of oesophagus in the dictionary is the part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; gullet.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OESOPHAGUS


anthropophagous
ˌænθrəˈpɒfəɡəs
anthropophagus
ˌænθrəˈpɒfəɡəs
coprophagous
kɒˈprɒfəɡəs
creophagous
krɪˈɒfəɡəs
entomophagous
ˌɛntəˈmɒfəɡəs
esophagus
iːˈsɒfəɡəs
exophagous
ɛkˈsɒfəɡəs
hematophagous
ˌhiːməˈtɒfəɡəs
hylophagous
haɪˈlɒfəɡəs
lithophagous
lɪˈθɒfəɡəs
necrophagous
nəˈkrɒfəɡəs
omophagous
əʊˈmɒfəɡəs
ophiophagous
ˌɒfɪˈɒfəɡəs
pantophagous
pænˈtɒfəɡəs
phytophagous
faɪˈtɒfəɡəs
saprophagous
sæˈprɒfəɡəs
sarcophagus
sɑːˈkɒfəɡəs
scatophagous
skəˈtɒfəɡəs
theophagous
θɪˈɒfəɡəs
xylophagous
zaɪˈlɒfəɡəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OESOPHAGUS

oenophily
oenothera
Oerlikon
oersted
oesophageal
oesophagi
oesophagitis
oesophagoscope
oesophagoscopy
oestradiol
oestral
oestrin
oestriol
oestrogen
oestrogenic
oestrogenically
oestrone
oestrous
oestrous cycle
oestrus

WORDS THAT END LIKE OESOPHAGUS

antitragus
Areopagus
asparagus
choragus
craniopagus
magus
Noviomagus
Simon Magus
Tagus
tragus
vagus
xiphopagus

Synonyms and antonyms of oesophagus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oesophagus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OESOPHAGUS

Find out the translation of oesophagus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oesophagus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oesophagus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

食道
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esófago
570 millions of speakers

English

oesophagus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घेघा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المريء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пищевода
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

esôfago
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অন্ননালী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

œsophage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Esofagus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Speiseröhre
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

食道
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

식도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Esophagus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuống họng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணவுக்குழாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अन्ननलिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yemek borusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esofago
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przełyk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стравоходу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

esofag
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οισοφάγου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

slukderm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

matstrupe
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spiserør
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oesophagus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OESOPHAGUS»

The term «oesophagus» is regularly used and occupies the 81.145 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OESOPHAGUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oesophagus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OESOPHAGUS»

Discover the use of oesophagus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oesophagus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Applied Radiological Anatomy
Barium swallow: right anterior oblique view. from the upper oesophagus, to the posterior first is where the pharynx joins the upper end mediastinal nodes, from the mid portion of of the oesophagus; the second is where the the oesophagus, ...
Paul Butler, Adam W. M. Mitchell, Harold Ellis, 1999
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Unabridged Dictionary of Sensations as If
the throat, and especially on empty swallowing a constrictive retching from the oesophagus up to the larynx. Graphites (A) Oesophagus Contracted.— Painful sensation in the oesophagus more in the lower portion, as if it were contracted.
J. W. Ward, 2003
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Cunningham's textbook of anatomy
The antrum cardiacum is another name for the abdominal portion of the oesophagus. It is funnel-shaped, and expands towards the stomach. Relation of the Aorta to the (Esophagus.— The arch of the aorta, passing back to reach the vertebral ...
Daniel John Cunningham, 1818
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Pathological and Practical Observations on Diseases of the ...
Spasmodic condition of the pharynx and oesophagus — hydrophobia. Dysphagia — mania. Poisoning by sulphuric acid. Poisoning by nitric acid. Poisoning by nitric acid. Diseased cartilages of trachea — ulceration of oesophagus. Ulceration ...
S. O. Habershon, 1859
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Encyclopedia of Imaging
There are several different anatomic variations of the Oesophageal atresia and the insertion of an associated tracheo-oesophageal fistula. Tracheo- oesophageal fistula is the abnormal connection between the trachea and the oesophagus and ...
Albert L. Baert, 2007
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Atlas of Endomicroscopy
7.2 · Barrett's Oesophagus endomicroscopic images of squamous cell oesophageal cancer correspond well with conventional histology, and clinical decision-making can usually rely on the diagnosis made in vivo. However, in cases where in ...
Ralf Kiesslich, Peter R. Galle, Markus F. Neurath, 2007
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Homoeopathic Therapeutics
Sensation of constriction in oesophagus every time he swallows a mouthful of food ; violent pressive pain, as if a portion of oesophagus were contracted or compressed in middle of chest, especially during deglutition, but also when not ...
Samuel Lilienthal, 1998
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Essential General Surgical Operations
The oesophagus has no serous coat except on the anterior wall of the abdominal segment. A considerable part of the oesophageal wall is composed of longitudinal muscle. Longitudinally placed sutures thus have a tendency to cut out.
R. M. Kirk, Marc C. Winslet, 2007
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Histopathology Specimens: Clinical, Pathological and ...
Oesophagus 1. Anatomy The oesophagus is a tubular structure, approximately 25 cm long, extending from the laryngeal part of the pharynx at the level of the 6th cervical vertebra, passing through the diaphragm at the level of the 10th thoracic  ...
Derek C. Allen, R. Iain Cameron, 2004
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Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
5.3.1 Clinical Anatomy The oesophagus begins below the cricoid cartilage at the level of the sixth cervical vertebra. Endoscopically, this is about 16–19 cm from the upper incisor teeth. During its vertical descent, the cervical oesophagus shifts  ...
Matti Anniko, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Victor Bonkowsky, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OESOPHAGUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oesophagus is used in the context of the following news items.
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RST cancer hosp plans to upgrade facilities
Similarly, the elderly population is also falling prey to a variety of cancers like oral, intestinal, lung, oesophagus and prostrate. These patients ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Robotic surgery is not completely safe
... used in gynaecology and urology. Their use is less in complex surgeries like cardiothoracic surgery that involves lungs, heart or oesophagus. «NH Voice, Jul 15»
3
Assessing and managing coeliac disease
... secondly the substrate required for the test is based on monkey oesophagus and has limited availability; and finally it may be less sensitive ... «Nursing in Practice, Jul 15»
4
'All in for Ann' gathers momentum in Orchard county
Ryan underwent surgery to have a massive tumour removed from his oesophagus. The good news for Ryan, his father and sisters was that the ... «the Irish News, Jul 15»
5
Morning sickness symptoms when you're not pregnant explained
Another common cause is reflux, caused when the mechanism between the oesophagus and stomach is not working efficiently, allowing acid ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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We got our own little miracle at Lourdes
Teacher Sue, 66, from Waterloo, said Paul had suffered from cancer of the oesophagus: “He wasn't expected to live for more than about five ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
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The little boy who can't dine set to meet his idol Optimus Prime
... required surgeries just two weeks after he was born, including a procedure to remove an artery that was wrapped around his oesophagus. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
8
Northcote resident spreads the Cancer Council's message to 'drink …
Long-term alcohol consumption was also linked to oesophagus, bowel, liver and breast cancer. The campaign urges those who drink to limit it ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
9
The movie cup that could burn your insides out
When a lithium button battery gets stuck in a throat, the saliva triggers a chemical reaction that can burn the oesophagus in as little as two hours ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Three-year-old 'in and out of hospital since birth' enjoys dream …
Riley McKee was born with severe gastro-oesophageal reflux disease – a condition where stomach acid leaks into the oesophagus – and also ... «The Bolton News, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Oesophagus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oesophagus>. Oct 2020 ».
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