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anorectum +  
anterior quadratocranial commissure +  
baleen plate +  
biliary tree +  
bone of jaw +  
bursa of Fabricius +  
capsule of temporomandibular joint 
cardiac stomach 
cavity of pharynx +  
cloacal muscle +  
colon +  
colorectum +  
crop 
depressor labii inferioris 
digestive system gland +  
digestive tract diverticulum +  
disk of temporomandibular joint 
duodenal ampulla 
duodenum +  
echinoderm pyloric cecum 
ectodermal part of digestive tract +  
endodermal part of digestive tract +  
epibranchial organ 
epiglottic cartilage 
esophageal taste bud 
esophagus +  
Tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach. In mammals, the oesophagus connects the buccal cavity with the stomach. The stratified squamous non-keratinised epithelium lining the buccal cavity is continued through the pharynx down into the oesophagus. The lowest part of the oesophagus (ca. 2 cm) is lined with gastric mucosa and covered by peritoneum. The main body of the oesophagus is lined with small, simple mucous glands. Each gland opens into the lumen by a long duct which pierces the muscularis mucosae (Wilson and Washington, 1989). A sphincter is situated at the point where the oesophagus enters the stomach to prevent gastro-oesophageal reflux, i.e. to prevent acidic gastric contents from reaching stratified epithelia of the oesophagus, where they can cause inflammation and irritation (Wilson and Washington, 1989; Brown et al., 1993).
esophagus muscle +  
ethmo-palatine cartilage 
food storage organ +  
foregut +  
foregut duodenum mesentery 
foregut epithelium +  
foregut region of duodenum +  
future tongue +  
gallbladder +  
gastrointestinal sphincter +  
gland of digestive tract +  
gland of foregut +  
heart plus pericardium +  
hepatoduodenal ligament 
hepatogastric ligament 
hindgut +  
ileum +  
infrarostral cartilage +  
intestine +  
jejunum +  
labial cartilage 
large intestine +  
laryngotracheal groove 
Leydig's organ +  
ligament of liver +  
ligament of temporomandibular joint 
lip taste bud 
liver primordium +  
longus colli muscle 
lower digestive tract +  
lower esophagus +  
lung +  
lung epithelium +  
lung primordium +  
lunge feeding organ +  
Meckel's cartilage +  
mediastinal lymph node +  
mentalis muscle 
middle part of esophagus 
midgut +  
midgut loop 
midgut region of duodenum +  
mouth +  
muscle of Aristotle's lantern 
nematode pharynx 
otic ligament 
palatal muscle +  
palatal taste bud 
palatoquadrate cartilage +  
pancreatic epithelial bud +  
peptonephridium 
periampullary region of duodenum 
periarterial lymphatic sheath 
Peyer's patch T cell area 
pharyngeal bar 
pharyngeal region of foregut +  
pharyngeal slit 
pharyngeal taste bud 
pharynx +  
proximal-distal subdivision of colon +  
pyloric stomach 
rectum +  
Reichert's cartilage +  
reticulorumen +  
rostral cartilage 
ruminant forestomach +  
salpingopharyngeus muscle 
small intestine +  
spleen +  
stomach +  
stylopharyngeus muscle 
sublingua 
submucosal esophageal gland 
suprarostral cartilage +  
tailgut 
terminal part of digestive tract +  
thoracic thymus 
tongue +  
tongue muscle +  
tongue taste bud 
tooth of lower jaw +  
tooth of upper jaw +  
tracheobronchial lymph node +  
triangular ligament of liver 
upper digestive tract +  
upper esophagus 
velar vocal fold 
vermiform appendix +  
Y-shaped fibrocartilage skeleton of ventral pouch +  
zone of stomach +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: gullet ;   oesophagus
Xrefs: AAO:0000145 ;   ANISEED:1235301 ;   BTO:0000959 ;   CALOHA:TS-0700 ;   EFO:0000835 ;   EHDAA2:0001285 ;   EHDAA:2937 ;   EMAPA:16833 ;   EV:0100069 ;   FMA:7131 ;   GAID:291 ;   MA:0000352 ;   MAT:0000048 ;   MESH:D004947 ;   MIAA:0000048 ;   NCIT:C12389 ;   SCTID:181245004 ;   TAO:0000204 ;   UMLS:C0014876 ;   VHOG:0000450 ;   Wikipedia:Esophagus ;   XAO:0000127 ;   ZFA:0000204 ;   galen:Esophagus
Definition Sources: http://www.rivm.nl/interspeciesinfo/inter/oesophagus/, Wikipedia:Esophagus

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