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hiatus hernia, hiatal hernia
protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm at the oesophageal opening
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hiatus hernia[hī′ād·əs ′hər·nē·ə]
Hernia through the esophageal hiatus, usually of a portion of the stomach.
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