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

First Known Use of cardia

Noun

1632, 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 28 Jun. 2022.

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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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