hiatus hernia

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hiatus hernia

or

hiatal hernia

n
(Pathology) protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm at the oesophageal opening

hia′tus

(or hia′tal) her′nia,


n.
protrusion of part of the stomach through the esophageal cleft of the diaphragm.

hiatus hernia

A condition in which the top of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm. It causes heartburn as control is lost over the sphincter linking the esophagus to the stomach.
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Noun1.hiatus hernia - hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm
hernia, herniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes