Definition of hiatus hernia in English:

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hiatus hernia

(also hiatal hernia)

noun

Medicine
The protrusion of an organ, typically the stomach, through the oesophageal opening in the diaphragm.
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.

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