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Pronunciation: kar′dē-ă

Definition: The area of the stomach close to the esophageal opening (cardiac orifice or cardia) that contains the cardiac glands.

Synonym(s): pars cardiaca gastricaeTA, cardiac part of stomach, cardial part of stomach, gastric cardia, pars cardiaca ventriculi

[G. kardia, heart]

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