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.

noun

  1. protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm at the oesophageal opening

n.

  1. hiatal hernia

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