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Definition of the noun cardia

What does cardia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cardias

  1. the opening into the stomach and that part of the stomach connected to the esophagus
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic words: opening / orifice / porta = an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

Alternative definition of the noun cardia


  1. [anatomy] The section of the esophagus that connects to the stomach.


Cardia, anciently the chief town of the Thracian Chersonese, was situated at the head of the Gulf of Melas. It was originally a colony of the Milesians and Clazomenians; but subsequently, in the time of Miltiades, the place also received Athenian colonists, as proved by Miltiades tyranny. But this didn't make Cardia necessarily always pro-Athenian: when in 357 BC Athens took control of the Chersonese, the latter, under the rule of a Thracian prince, was the only city to remain neutral; but the decisive year was 352 BC when the city concluded a treaty of amity with king Philip II of Macedonia. A great crisis exploded when Diopeithes, an Athenian mercenary captain, had in 343 BC brought Attic settlers to the town; and since Cardia was unwilling to receive them, Philip immediately sent help to the town. The king proposed to settle the dispute between the two cities by arbitration, but Athens refused. The town was destroyed by Lysimachus about 309 BC, and although it was afterwards rebuilt, it never again rose to any degree of prosperity, as Lysimachia, which was built in its vicinity and peopled with the inhabitants of Cardia, became the chief town in that neighbourhood.

  • also known as Kardia


Cardia is a musical group.


Cardia is a fictional character from the 2005 film Olympus Guardian.


  1. "Cardia" is a musical album of Cardia.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  2. "Cardia" is a composition.

Phrases with Cardia

Phrases starting with the word Cardia:

  1. Cardia Plana
  2. Cardia Verna
  3. Cardia Alpina
  4. Cardia Didyma
  5. Cardia Aphylla
  6. Cardia Ciliata
  7. Cardia Montana
  8. Cardia Praecox
  9. Cardia Serrata
  10. Cardia Spicata
  11. Cardia Agrestis
  12. Cardia Arvensis
  13. Cardia Elliptica
  14. Cardia Latifolia
  15. Cardia Prostrata
  16. Cardia Beccabunga

Phrases ending with the word Cardia:

  1. -Cardia
  2. Genus Cardia
  3. Udara Cardia
  4. Semyra Cardia

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Cardia

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Google previewMedical Terminology Simplified (2014)

A Programmed Learning Approach by Body System by Barbara A Gylys, Regina M Masters

5–88 Tachy/cardia is a heart rate that is...

5–91 Megal/o/cardia is an enlargement ofthe heart. Cardi/o/megaly also means ...

Google previewReview Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians (2009)

by Thomas P. Colville

a The cardia is the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach. Chyme is the digested stomach content that moves through the pylorus.

Google previewBreath (2009)

Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral Malodor

The cardia is the anatomical junction between the inferior esophagus and ...

Google previewUpdate Gastroenterology 2003 (2003)

New Developments in Diagnosis and Management of Early and Advanced GI Malignancy by F. Penninckx

United Kingdom The cardia is the most proximal region of the stomach, lying immediately below the gastro-esophageal junction. It is lined by columnar epithelium which does not have parietal cells and resembles the epithelium seen in the ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology, An Integrative Approach (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

The cardia is the anatomical term for the part of the stomach attached to the esophagus. The cardia begins immediately distal to the zline of the gastroesophageal junction, where the squamous epithelium of the esophagus gives way to the ...

Google previewFundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

Medicine, Human anatomy by CTI Reviews

lv MUAntrum The cardia is the anatomical term for the ...

Google previewManagement of Postoperative Pain with Acupuncture (2007)

by Peilin Sun

Cardia refers to the upper opening of the stomach that lies immediately behind the heart. Disorder at any one of these three organs after the operation can lead to painful swallowing. There is usually painful swallowing prior to the operation, ...

Google previewSleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (2010)

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt

Anatomically the cardia is a small ill-defined area of the stomach immediately adjacent to its junction with the esophagus. This region of the stomach has been the focus of intense investigation. Controversy exists as to the nature, ...

Google previewThe Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology (2008)

by Peter A. Humphrey, Louis P. Dehner, John D. Pfeifer

The cardia is an ill-defined area that connects with the gastroesophageal (GE) junction. The fundus is the superior portion of the stomach above the GE junction. The body or corpus is the main portion of the stomach below the fundus.

Google previewFecal & Urinary Diversions (2004)

Management Principles by Janice Colwell, Margaret T. Goldberg, Jane Carmel

The cardia is an indistinct, narrow, circular, transitional band that surrounds the opening from the esophagus into the stomach (gastroesophageal junction) and separates ...

Google previewSurgery (2009)

Basic Science and Clinical Evidence by Jeffrey Norton, Philip S. Barie, Ralph R. Bollinger, Alfred E. Chang, Stephen Lowry, Sean J. Mulvihill, Harvey I. Pass, Robert W. Thompson

The cardia is the most proximal region and is located just ...

Google previewClinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians (2015)

by Thomas P. Colville, Joanna M. Bassert

The cardia is the part of the stomach where the esophagus enters and is so named because of its close proximity to the heart. In this region of the stomach, mucous glands secrete a thick layer of alkaline mucus to protect the mucosa against ...

Google previewPfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care (2010)

Expert Consult by John L. Pfenninger, Grant C. Fowler

The cardia is that portion of the stomach immediately surrounding the esophageal opening.

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

e yeheb-nut bush EAf yeheb, geeb, ye-eb, gut, guda 691 Cardia alba Roem. & Schult. Syn. C. детищ Vahl e English clammy berry, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1893)

Containing a Full Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, ... by Robley Dunglison

(cardia, kele, rupture). Hernia of the heart, especially into the abdominal cavity, C. abdominalis. Cardlocentesis, kar-de-o- sen-ta'sis.

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Cardia site of growth to other tissues in the body. Such a spread of cancer, which takes place mainly via blood and lymph vessels, is usually fatal. CHEMOTHERAPY and RADIOTHERAPY may, however, check the spread or sometimes ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1851)

A Dictionary of Medical Science ... by Robley Dunglison

CARBON CARDIA tains a formula for the preparation of Carbo Aniha'lis Purifica' tus, Purified animal charcoal (Carbon, animal, lb j ; Acid murt'at., Aqua" Sa, fjxij.) Pour the muriatic acid, previously mixed with the water, gradually upon the ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

cardia (karde ̄-a ̆) [Gr. kardia, heart] That part of the stomach connecting with the esophagus. cardial (karde ̄-a ̆l), adj. 1-cardia [Gr. kardia, heart] Suffix meaning location or action of the ...

Google previewAmazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary (1994)

by James A. Duke, Rodolfo Vasquez

Air plant: Kalanchoe Air potato: Dioscorea Ajipa: Pachyrrhizus Ajonjoli: Sesamum Ajo sacha: Mansoa Ajo sacha macho: Mansoa Ajos quiro: Cardia Alacran: Heliorropium Alarnendro blanco: Caryocar Alamendro colorado: Caryocar Albaca: ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

Directly under the diaphragm, the esophagus has an outlet into the entrance ( cardia) of the stomach. Stomach The stomach is a dilated, sac-like, distensible portion of the alimentary canal or digestive system below the Internal organs The ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1R1D2I1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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