pyrosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyrosis a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pyrosis (Med) See Water brash, under Brash.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrosis In pathology, the eructation of watery fluid, usually insipid, but sometimes acrid, attended with more or less burning pain in the epigastrium. It is commonly called water-brash.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pyrosis pī-rō′sis water-brash (q.v.).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr Gr. a burning, an inflammation, fr. to burn, fr. fire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—pyr, fire.

Usage

In literature:

Dogs are afflicted with a disease of the stomach, which is very like to "water-brash," "pyrosis," or "cardialgia," in the human being.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
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In news:

A 51-year-old man presented to the Center for Voice and Swallowing complaining of solid-food dysphagia and pyrosis.
A 46-year-old man presented to the Center for Voice and Swallowing with symptoms of globus, pyrosis, and solid-food dysphagia.
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