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She has esophageal cancer.
  the passage food and drink follow between the pharynx and the stomach
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esophagus esophageal
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  • She has esophageal cancer.
  • My stomach was working its way up my esophagus.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It felt like napalm flushing down my esophagus.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Dysphagia is the medical term for not being able to swallow, and I know that there are two kinds of dysphagia: oropharyngeal and esophageal.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s

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  • He can feel the lymph nodes on either side of his neck compressing his esophagus and trachea.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "Keep your mouth shut around me," he says, his voice low, "or I will do this again, only next time, I’ll shove it right through your esophagus."
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • He couldn’t fight off the image that they’d been swallowed by some gigantic beast and were sliding down its long esophagus, about to land in its stomach at any second.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • It felt like it was stuck in my esophagus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • I pounded the kitchen floor with all my strength, trying to swallow, and trying to concentrate on the bubble of air stuck in my esophagus.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Can’t stand the protest of an upset stomach, the heave of bile and undigested food, the carve of acid in the esophagus.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical

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  • He needs an operation to sew up his esophagus for about three months.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He tried to distract himself by running through some of them now, murmuring their names: capitate, ha-mate, triquetral, lunate …. His best drawing so far, done in ink and colored pencils and showing a cross section of the esophageal tract and the airways, was tacked to a rafter above the table.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • The swelling in Rémy’s throat came on like an earthquake, and he lurched against the steering column, grabbing his throat and tasting vomit in his narrowing esophagus.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • His heart throbbed until it had squeezed its way up into his esophagus.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • It washed back up my esophagus, but I swallowed hard, and there, yes, I did it.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • It produced a tearing of the lung and heavy internal bleeding and also went through the esophagus.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • He doubled over, shuddering and retching, as a dozen fiery snakes seemed to work their way down his esophagus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • It did no good to gulp it down quickly, because it coated the lining of mouth and esophagus like a thick layer of glue.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Braithwaite was a legend for having pioneered a new operation for esophageal cancer, a notoriously difficult condition to cure.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • In the same way American usage prefers /esophagus/, /diarrhea/ and /gonorrhea/ to the English /oesophagus/, /diarrhoea/ and /gonorrhoea/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • He shoves two fingers down Lincoln’s throat and presses down on the back of the tongue, just in case food or drink is clogged in the esophagus.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • He has swallowed the rest of the string, which holds an x-ray plate coated with aluminum jelly, dangling somewhere below the esophagus, to measure the radiation passing through his body.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Frau von Mallinckrodt suffered by turns from various internal inflammations—of the pleura, the kidneys, the lungs, the periosteum, even of the brain, which would cause her to lapse into unconsciousness; a weak heart, the result of fever and constant pain, was her greatest worry, for it sometimes resulted in food becoming lodged at the top of the esophagus, making it difficult for her to swallow normally.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • While Mr. Stowbody gave a somatic and psychic study of them, Carol reflected, "Are they really so terribly interested in Ella’s tonsils, or even in Ella’s esophagus?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Totally Puked Out Esophagus acid-etched, I’m ready to face the day.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • They promise to come in as /honor/, /bark/, /check/, /wagon/ and /story/ came in many years ago, as /tire/,[29] /esophagus/ and /theater/ came in later on, as /program/, /catalog/ and /cyclopedia/ came in only yesterday, and as /airplane/ (for /aëroplane/)[30] is coming in today.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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Associated words [difficulty]:   esophagus [6] , visceral [4] , trachea [7] , thoracic [8]
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