Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


OEsophagus, or Gullet, connects the lower part of the pharnyx with the cardiac orifice of the stomach. It is about 9 inches long, and is lined internally with mucous membrane, beneath which is the submucous tissue containing glands, and external to this a muscular coat. The muscles of the oesophagus by their wave-like contraction convey the bolus of food received from the pharynx into the stomach.

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:25