car·​dia | \ ˈkär-dē-ə \
plural cardiae\ ˈkär-​dē-​ˌē \ 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

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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


1782, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cardia


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

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek kardia

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car·​dia | \ ˈkärd-ē-ə \
plural cardiae\ -​ē-​ˌē \ 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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