cardiac sphincter

noun

: the somewhat thickened muscular ring surrounding the opening between the esophagus and the stomach

Dictionary Entries Near cardiac sphincter

Cite this Entry

“Cardiac sphincter.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cardiac%20sphincter. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!