Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
esophagus

e·soph·a·gus

esophagus

 
pronunciation:
ih sa f gihs
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: esophagi
definition: a muscular tube from the mouth cavity to the stomach; gullet.
derivation: esophageal (adj.)
Word Explorer
See
  digestion, organ
Word Parts
The word esophagus contains the following part:
phag, -phage, -phagy Greek root that means eat