hiatus hernia

or hiatal hernia

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.

Nearby words

  1. hialeah,
  2. hiatal,
  3. hiatal hernia,
  4. hiatus,
  5. hiatus esophageus,
  6. hiatus saphenus,
  7. hiatus semilunaris,
  8. hiawatha,
  9. hiawatha, the song of,
  10. hib

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British Dictionary definitions for hiatus hernia

hiatus hernia

hiatal hernia


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

hiatus hernia


hiatal hernia

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