esophagus (n.) Look up esophagus at Dictionary.com
also oesophagus, late 14c., from Greek oisophagos "gullet, passage for food," literally "what carries and eats," from oisein, future infinitive of pherein "to carry" (see phoresy) + -phagos, from phagein "to eat" (see -phagous). Related: Esophageal.