[ as-id ree-fluhks ]
/ ˈæs ɪd ˈri flʌks /
a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage.
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Also called gastric reflux, gastroesophageal reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD .
Origin of acid reflux
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby acid reflux
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British Dictionary definitions for acid reflux
the regurgitation of stomach acid into the oesophagus, causing heartburn
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Medical definitions for acid reflux
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Scientific definitions for acid reflux
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