The opening of the esophagus into the stomach.(noun)
The upper portion of the stomach that adjoins this opening.(noun)
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Use "cardia" in a sentence
"However, there was no impact on rates of cancer in the upper stomach - known as cardia gastric cancer, or on cancer of the oesophagus."
"The orifice by which the gullet enters the stomach is termed the 'cardia', probably on account of its neighbourhood to the heart or its sympathy with it."
"KRACK: Yes, but really we're trying to induce a reflex action, micratia cardia (ph), slowing of the heart, which is the oxygen - conserving mechanism."