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esophagogastric junction

esophagogastric junction in Medicine

esophagogastric junction e·soph·a·go·gas·tric junction (ĭ-sŏf'ə-gō-gās'trĭk)
The line at the cardiac orifice of the stomach where there is a transition from the stratified squamous epithelium of the esophagus to the simple columnar epithelium of the stomach.

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