cardiac sphincter


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cardiac sphincter

[′kärd·ē‚ak ′sfiŋk·tər]
(anatomy)
The muscular ring at the orifice between the esophagus and stomach.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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