cardia

noun
car·​dia | \ ˈkär-dē-ə How to pronounce cardia (audio) \
plural cardiae\ ˈkär-​dē-​ˌē How to pronounce cardia (audio) \ or cardias

Definition of cardia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the opening of the esophagus into the stomach also : the part of the stomach adjoining this opening

Definition of -cardia (Entry 2 of 2)

: heart action or location (of a specified type) tachycardia

Examples of cardia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While the Big Ten itself has released only vague details about the medical data that ultimately impacted the decision, Gabel confirmed reports that concerns about cardia effects of COVID-19 were a factor. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Will Ohio State football know its winter or spring schedule next week? Big Ten coronavirus update," 18 Aug. 2020 Read more: Of course, some health conditions may be worsened by coffee consumption, including insomnia, anxiety, reflux disease (heartburn), high blood pressure, and cardia arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat). Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Healthy Table: Daily cup or two of coffee may have health benefits," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of cardia

Noun

1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cardia

Noun

New Latin, from Greek kardia heart, upper orifice of the stomach

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek kardia

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“Cardia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardia. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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cardia

noun
car·​dia | \ ˈkärd-ē-ə How to pronounce cardia (audio) \
plural cardiae\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce cardia (audio) \ or cardias

Medical Definition of cardia

1 : the opening of the esophagus into the stomach
2 : the part of the stomach adjoining the cardia

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