cardia

noun car·dia \ ˈkär-dē-ə \
|Updated on: 29 May 2018

Definition of cardia

plural cardiae play \-dē-ˌē\ or cardias
: the opening of the esophagus into the stomach; also : the part of the stomach adjoining this opening

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Origin and Etymology of cardia

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


-cardia

noun combining form

Definition of -cardia

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

Origin and Etymology of -cardia

New Latin, from Greek kardia


Medical Dictionary

cardia

noun car·dia \ ˈkärd-ē-ə \

medical Definition of cardia

plural cardiae play \-ē-ˌē\ or cardias
1 : the opening of the esophagus into the stomach
2 : the part of the stomach adjoining the cardia

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