from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See heartburn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A burning sensation in the chest due to reflux of stomach contents in the esophagus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Water brash, under brash.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, the eructation of watery fluid, usually insipid, but sometimes acrid, attended with more or less burning pain in the epigastrium. It is commonly called water-brash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder
New Latin pyrōsis, from Greek purōsis, a burning, from puroun, to burn, from pūr, fire.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πύρωσις (purosis, "burning"). (Wiktionary)