Definition of Epicardia

1. Noun. The short part of the esophagus extending downward from the diaphragm to the stomach.

Generic synonyms: Passage, Passageway
Group relationships: Esophagus, Gorge, Gullet, Oesophagus



Definition of Epicardia

1. Noun. (plural of epicardium) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epicardia

1. epicardium [n] - See also: epicardium

Medical Definition of Epicardia

1. The portion of the oesophagus from where it passes through the diaphragm to the stomach. Origin: epi-+ G. Kardia, heart (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicardia

epicadmium
epical
epically
epicalyces
epicalyx
epicalyxes
epicanthal fold
epicanthi
epicanthic
epicanthic fold
epicanthus
epicanthus palpebralis
epicanthus supraciliaris
epicanthus tarsalis
epicardia (current term)
epicardiac
epicardial
epicardial fat sign
epicardially
epicardium
epicaricacy
epicarican
epicarp
epicarpal
epicarps
epicatechin
epicede
epicedes
epicedia

Literary usage of Epicardia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"It seems to me that there is considerable resemblance in the functional activity of the pyloric canal and the epicardia or the lower 4-5 cm. of the ..."

2. The Roentgen Diagnosis of Diseases of the Alimentary Canal by Russell Daniel Carman (1920)
"The average total length of the esophagus is about 25 cm., of which 3 to 5 cm., the epicardia, lies below the diaphragm. The caliber is somewhat irregular, ..."

3. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1920)
"... which remained closed until the tube was withdrawn a few centimeters when the rhythmical opening and closing of the epicardia recommenced. ..."

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