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The word is properly transliterated as oesophagus (Greek: οισοφάγος).

It is composed of two words:

oeson (meaning cord, rope or tube) and phagus (meaning to eat).

So basically, the meaning of the word is "food tube", i.e. the tube via which the food descends from the mouth to the stomach.

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