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hiatus hernia

noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormal condition in which part of the stomach protrudes upward through the esophageal cleft in the diaphragm, sometimes causing a backflow of acid stomach contents into the esophagus.
Also, hiatal hernia.
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  • hiatal hernia occurs in the upper part of the stomach.
British Dictionary definitions for hiatal hernia

hiatus hernia

noun
1.
protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm at the oesophageal opening
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hiatal hernia in Medicine

hiatal hernia n.
A hernia in which part of the stomach protrudes through the esophageal opening of the diaphragm. Also called hiatus hernia.

hiatus hernia n.
See hiatal hernia.

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