American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
- n. The upper portion of the stomach that adjoins this opening.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The heart.
- n. The upper part of the stomach, where the esophagus or gullet enters it. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The heart.
- n. The anterior or cardiac orifice of the stomach, where the esophagus enters it.
- n. the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
- From Ancient Greek καρδία ("heart"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek kardiā, heart, cardiac orifice of the stomach; see kerd- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, there was no impact on rates of cancer in the upper stomach - known as cardia gastric cancer, or on cancer of the oesophagus.”
“The orifice by which the gullet enters the stomach is termed the 'cardia', probably on account of its neighbourhood to the heart or its sympathy with it.”
“KRACK: Yes, but really we're trying to induce a reflex action, micratia cardia (ph), slowing of the heart, which is the oxygen - conserving mechanism.”
“The babirusa stomach differs from that of the domestic pig chiefly in the enormous size of the diverticulum ventriculi, the prominence of the constrictions that delimit its three main divisions, and in the size and complexity of the cardia.”
“Gizzard: a pouch-like structure between the crop and chylific ventricle furnished with chitinous teeth or plates, in which the food is prepared for the digestive juices by grinding or merely sifting = cardia.”
“A small aperture was made in the wall of the stomach and a red rubber sound was at once introduced in the direction of the cardia and great tuberosity.”
“For three days, every attempt made by Dr. Terrillon to remove the obstacle that evidently existed at the level of the cardia entirely failed.”
“The middle third is most frequently involved; and the lower third, near the cardia, comes next in frequency.”
“The string stretched across the stomach from the cardia to the pylorus, is fished out with the author's pillar retractor, or is found with the retrograde esophagoscope (Fig. 43).”
“Once the cardia is located and the esophagus entered, the remainder of the work is very easy.”
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