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hiatal hernia

noun

Definition of HIATAL HERNIA

:  protrusion of part of the stomach upward into the chest cavity through the passage in the diaphragm for the esophagus usually with movement of the opening of the esophagus into the stomach to a position above the diaphragm —called also hiatus hernia

First Known Use of HIATAL HERNIA

circa 1944

hiatal hernia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIATAL HERNIA

:  a hernia in which an anatomical part (as the stomach) protrudes through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm—called also hiatus hernia

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