From Ancient Greek Î¿á¼°ÏƒÎ¿Ï†Î¬Î³Î¿Ï‚ (oisophagos), from Î¿á¼°ÏƒÎÎ¼ÎµÎ½ (oisemen), future form of Ï†ÎÏÏ‰ (pherÅ, “I carry") + á¼”Ï†Î±Î³Î¿Î½ (ephagon, “I ate").
Oesophagus Sentence Examples
Pharynx and oesophagus are concealed in the head.
A buccal cavity, a pharynx, an oesophagus and an intestine are always distinguishable.
avellanarius, the common dormouse, distinguished by the cylindrical bushy tail, and thickened glandular walls of the cardiac extremity of the oesophagus; thirdly, Eliomys, containing several species, with tufted and doubly vaned tails, simple stomachs and smaller molar teeth, having concave crowns and faintly marked enamel-folds; and lastly, the African Graphiurus, represented by several species, with short cylindrical tails ending in a pencil of hairs, and very small molars almost without trace of enamel-folds.
A so-called heart lies on the dorsal surface of the oesophagus; it is closed behind, but in front it opens into a circumoesophageal ring, which gives off vessels into the lophophore and tentacles.
The cavities of the hollow tentacles open into a circular canal which surrounds the oesophagus at the base of the lophophore.