hiatal hernia


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hiatal hernia

n.
A hernia in which part of the stomach protrudes through the esophageal opening of the diaphragm. Also called hiatus hernia.
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Noun1.hiatal 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
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