[Skip to Content]
KidsHealth
KidsHealth.org


The most-visited site
devoted to children's
health and development


Word! Esophagus

Esophagus

Say: ih-SOF-eh-guss

This part of the digestive system is like a stretchy pipe that's about 10 inches (25 centimeters) long. It moves food from the back of your throat to your stomach.