- * * *- reflux e., peptic e. inflammation of the lower esophagus from regurgitation of acid gastric contents, usually due to malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter; symptoms include substernal pain, “heartburn,” and regurgitation of acid juice.
* * *esoph·a·gi·tis or chiefly Brit oe·soph·a·gi·tis i-.säf-ə-'jīt-əs, -'gīt-əs, (.)ē- n inflammation of the esophagus
* * *esoph·a·gi·tis (ə-sof″ə-jiґtis) [esophag- + -itis] inflammation of the esophagus.
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