Meaning of cardia

car•di•a

Pronunciation: (kär'dē-u), [key]
— pl. -di•ae -di•as.
  1. an opening that connects the esophagus and the upper part of the stomach.

-cardia

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form occurring in compounds that denote an anomalous or undesirable action or position of the heart, as specified by the initial element: dextrocardia; tachycardia.
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