• Definition for "hiatal hernia"
    • A hernia where an element of the stomach…
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hiatal hernia definition

  • noun:
    • A hernia where an element of the stomach protrudes through the esophageal opening for the diaphragm. Also called hiatus hernia.
    • hernia resulting from the protrusion of the main stomach through the diaphragm
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