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heartburn

noun heart·burn \-ˌbərn\

Medical Definition of HEARTBURN

:  a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum usually related to spasm of the lower end of the esophagus or of the upper part of the stomach often in association with gastroesophageal reflux—called also cardialgia, pyrosis; compare water brash

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