cardia

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noun

car·​dia ˈkär-dē-ə How to pronounce cardia (audio)
plural cardiae ˈkär-dē-ˌē How to pronounce cardia (audio) or cardias
: the opening of the esophagus into the stomach
also : the part of the stomach adjoining this opening

-cardia

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noun combining form

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

Examples of cardia in a Sentence

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Noun
The cardia lies about 40 cm from the teeth and the sword straightens the flexible and distensible oesophagus. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2014

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek kardia

First Known Use

Noun

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cardia was in 1632

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“Cardia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardia. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

cardia

noun
car·​dia ˈkärd-ē-ə How to pronounce cardia (audio)
plural cardiae -ē-ˌē How to pronounce cardia (audio) or cardias
1
: the opening of the esophagus into the stomach
2
: the part of the stomach adjoining the cardia

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