(also hiatal hernia)
The protrusion of an organ, typically the stomach, through the esophageal opening in the diaphragm.
More example sentences
- This is called a hiatus hernia, and it causes pain and heartburn.
- The only problem with highly concentrated tomato products is that they may aggravate acid-related conditions like indigestion, hiatus hernia and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Most of the time, reflux is associated with hiatus hernia or prolapse of stomach into the food pipe, which is quite troublesome.
Definition of hiatus hernia in:
- The British & World English dictionary