epicardia


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epicardia

 [ep″ĭ-kahr´de-ah]
the lower portion of the esophagus, extending from the esophageal hiatus to the cardia, the upper orifice of the stomach.
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ab·dom·i·nal part of e·soph·a·gus

[TA]
the portion of the esophagus from where it passes through the diaphragm to where it enters the stomach. See: esophagus.
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ep·i·car·di·a

(ep'i-kahr'dē-ă)
The portion of the esophagus from where it passes through the diaphragm to the stomach.
[epi- + G. kardia, heart]
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