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hiatus hernia

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noun Pathology.
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for hiatus hernia

hiatus hernia

hiatal hernia


noun
protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm at the oesophageal opening
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Medical definitions for hiatus hernia

hiatus hernia

n.
hiatal hernia
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