Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
  • noun The upper portion of the stomach that adjoins this opening.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The heart.
  • noun The upper part of the stomach, where the esophagus or gullet enters it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The heart.
  • noun The anterior or cardiac orifice of the stomach, where the esophagus enters it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy The section of the esophagus that connects to the stomach.
  • noun anatomy The heart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek kardiā, heart, cardiac orifice of the stomach; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Ancient Greek καρδία ("heart").

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