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The passage between the pharynx and the stomach.esophagus

(Science: anatomy) That part of the alimentary canal between the pharynx and the stomach; the gullet.

alternative forms: sophagus.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr.; root of which is used as future of to bear, carry (cf. Skr. Vi to go, drive) _ to eat.