cardia

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noun car·dia \ˈkär-dē-ə\

Definition of cardia

plural

cardiae

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cardias

  1. :  the opening of the esophagus into the stomach; also :  the part of the stomach adjoining this opening

Origin and Etymology of cardia

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


-cardia

noun combining form car·dia

Definition of -cardia

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

Origin and Etymology of -cardia

New Latin, from Greek kardia


Medical Dictionary

cardia

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noun car·dia \ˈkärd-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of cardia

plural

cardiae

\-ē-ˌē\play or

cardias

  1. 1:  the opening of the esophagus into the stomach

  2. 2:  the part of the stomach adjoining the cardia


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