• WordNet 3.6
    • n cardia the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cardia (Anat) The heart.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cardia The heart.
    • n cardia The upper part of the stomach, where the esophagus or gullet enters it. See cardiac.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. heart, or upper orifice of the stomach


In literature:

In the Chersonese then the Phenicians made themselves masters of all the other cities except the city of Cardia.
"The History Of Herodotus" by Herodotus
Cardia: the gizzard; q.v.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Is not the cardia ventriculi the seat of this disease?
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
In this stage the peristalsis of the gullet is sufficient to force the food through the cardia.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
He compiled mostly, for this period, from a contemporary historian, Hieronymus of Cardia.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren

In news:

Elsie Garaventa Cardia , who owned the Beatrice Inn for 50 years, and was a conspicuous promoter of Italian and Italian-American cultural activities, died last Tuesday at St Vincent's Hospital from complications after surgery.
1 does not mention the beneficial effect of sildenafil in achalasia cardia.