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English definition of “oesophagus”


noun [C] (plural oesophagi or oesophaguses) UK specialized (US esophagus)     /ɪˈsɒf.ə.ɡəs/ US  /ɪˈsɑː.fə-/
the tube in the body that takes food from the mouth to the stomachThe mouth and throatThe digestive system
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