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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
  • n. The upper portion of the stomach that adjoins this opening.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The section of the esophagus that connects to the stomach.
  • n. The heart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The heart.
  • n. The anterior or cardiac orifice of the stomach, where the esophagus enters it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The heart.
  • n. The upper part of the stomach, where the esophagus or gullet enters it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus

Etymologies

Greek kardiā, heart, cardiac orifice of the stomach; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek καρδία ("heart"). (Wiktionary)

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