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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The muscular membranous tube for the passage of food from the pharynx to the stomach.

Usage examples (35)
  • The esophagus is surrounded by muscles that help food to move from the mouth to the stomach.
  • The esophagus is narrow and suited to small, soft balls of thoroughly chewed food.
  • The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach.
  • The esophagus is the long tube that connects the throat and stomach. for more
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