cardioesophageal

Denoting the area at the junction of the esophagus and cardiac part of the stomach.

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car·dio·esoph·a·ge·al (kahr″de-o-ə-sof″ə-jeґəl) pertaining to or connecting the cardia of the stomach and the esophagus.

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