American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See heartburn.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) See Water brash, under brash.
- 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
- From Ancient Greek πύρωσις (purosis, "burning"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin pyrōsis, from Greek purōsis, a burning, from puroun, to burn, from pūr, fire. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Zubair was a wreck, a ball of frayed nerves with a stomach full of bubbling acid that had resulted in a scorching pyrosis.”
“Often what people mean by “indigestion” or “acid indigestion” is pyrosis, also commonly called heartburn.”
“OTHER NAMES: Dyspepsia, indigestion, upset stomach; heartburn, pyrosis; gastritis; gastoenteritis; peptic ulcers.”
“The burning sensation of pyrosis usually comes from the ejection of gastric juice upward into the esophagus.”
“The dinner, from the removal of the _potage_ to the salad, bristled with truffles, and the banker's stomach, aged forty-seven years, experienced the burning and biting of pyrosis.”
“It is sometimes found, in old cases, that there is no sensible acidity of stomach; but a _pyrosis_ -- a burning sensation in the stomach, or a little above, in what is usually termed "the pit of the stomach.”
“In Concan the sweetened decoction of the plant with a little cumin seed is given for dyspepsia with pyrosis.”
“It is supposed by many to relieve most of the distressing symptoms of this affection, among which may be cited: gastralgia, pyrosis, acidity, and the general feeling of malaise, so frequently attendant upon it.”
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“The hypochondriac prefers pyrosis to heartburn, furuncles to boils, and pruritus to itch.”
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