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Cardia



an opening that connects the esophagus and the upper part of the stomach.
a combining form occurring in compounds that denote an anomalous or undesirable action or position of the heart, as specified by the initial element:
dextrocardia; tachycardia.
Contemporary Examples

“They were probably trying to use the certificates to open a line of credit at the Vatican,” said cardia.
Vatican Hustle: Con Men No Longer Welcome in the Holy See Tom Kington March 30, 2014

“There will be a trial for attempted fraud, but since the men were not arrested, I am assuming they fled Italy,” said cardia.
Vatican Hustle: Con Men No Longer Welcome in the Holy See Tom Kington March 30, 2014

cardia said that “when we started questioning them their confidence faded rapidly.”
Vatican Hustle: Con Men No Longer Welcome in the Holy See Tom Kington March 30, 2014

Historical Examples

He compiled mostly, for this period, from a contemporary historian, Hieronymus of cardia.
A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

He had formed an alliance with cardia, Perinthus and Byzantium.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 2 Various

Cancerous stenosis of the cardia is to be distinguished from cicatricial stenosis in this situation.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

Cancer of the cardia cannot be felt by palpation of the abdomen unless the tumor extends down upon the body of the stomach.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

cardia; friendship, a friendly welcome, additional time granted for paying a debt.
English As We Speak It in Ireland P. W. Joyce

Pericarditis is much less common; it is most likely to occur with cancer of the cardia.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

The diagnosis of the position of the cancer in the stomach can usually be made in cases of cancer of the cardia or of the pylorus.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

cardia car·di·a (kär’dē-ə)
n. pl. car·di·as or car·di·ae (-dē-ē’)

The opening of the esophagus into the stomach.

The upper portion of the stomach that adjoins this opening.

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