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Anatomy Term: esophagus
XAO ID: 0000127
Synonyms: oesophagus
Definition: "Tube that connects the pharynx to the stomach. At NF stage 57 it is a straight tube, round in cross section, and starting from the pharynx runs backward along the dorsal side of the abdominal cavity. Its lining consists of a columnar glandular epithelium with mucus secreting cells. It is thrown into longitudinal folds."
Stage Range: NF stage 37 and 38 to death
Marker Genes:
Antibody: Sox2 Ab1 Sox2 Ab5
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
anterior foregut NF stage 20 to NF stage 44
Develops Into:
Parent(s): anterior foregut


Parent(s): multi-tissue structure (is_a) alimentary system (part_of) digestive tract (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY