Adjective "esophagus" definition and examples

(Esophagus may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The part of the alimentary canal which connects the throat to the stomach. In humans and other vertebrates it is a muscular tube lined with mucous membrane.
  1. 'Tables are not used in the sections for the esophagus and the small intestine.'
  2. 'I'm looking at the factors in the oesophagus and stomach which we think are important in causing reflux.'
  3. 'Food enters the mouth and travels through the esophagus to the stomach, located in the upper abdomen.'
  4. 'The weakest part of the diaphragm is the hole through which the oesophagus passes.'
  5. 'The suture line is where the surgeon has sewn the remaining esophagus to the stomach or bowel.'
  6. 'A layer of mucus lines the stomach, oesophagus and intestines to act as a barrier against this acid.'
  7. 'In babies with esophageal atresia, the esophagus comes to a dead end instead of connecting to the stomach.'
  8. 'The band is placed near the upper end of the stomach just below the junction of the stomach and the esophagus.'
  9. 'It happens when acid from your stomach leaks back up through your oesophagus and throat.'
  10. 'The reddish columnar mucosa is in sharp contrast to the pale-pink mucosa of the esophagus.'
  11. 'Saliva rinses the esophagus and buffers acid that has splashed out of the stomach.'
  12. 'Repeated exposure of the esophagus to stomach contents leads to esophagitis.'
  13. 'A long, thin, bendy tube with a camera on the end is passed down your throat and into the oesophagus.'
  14. 'For an endoscopy, a thin tube with a tiny camera inside it is put down your throat and into your esophagus so the doctor can look at it.'
  15. 'For cancers of the oesophagus and lung, survival rates are low and absolute improvements are small.'

More definitions

1. a muscular passage connecting the mouth or pharynx with the stomach in invertebrate and vertebrate animals; gullet.

More examples(as adjective)

"tubes can be esophagus."


Late Middle English: modern Latin, from Greek oisophagos.