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cardiospasm

[ kahr-dee-uh-spaz-uhm ]
/ ˈkɑr di əˌspæz əm /
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noun Pathology.
failure of the muscle fibers at the lower end of the esophagus to relax, resulting in swallowing difficulty and regurgitation.
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Origin of cardiospasm

First recorded in 1895–1900; cardio- + spasm
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