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

  • n. See heartburn.
  • n. Localized pain in the region of the heart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. cardialgy; heartburn

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, the heartburn; a burning sensation in the upper, left, or cardiac orifice of the stomach, rising into the esophagus, due to indigestion; gastralgia.


Greek kardialgiā : kardiā, heart; see cardia + -algiā, -algia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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