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car•di•a



Pronunciation: (kär'dē-u), [key]
n.,
pl. -di•aePronunciation: (-dē-ē"), [key] -di•as.
Anat.
an opening that connects the esophagus and the upper part of the stomach.

-cardia




a combining form occurring in compounds that denote an anomalous or undesirable action or position of the heart, as specified by the initial element: dextrocardia; tachycardia.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

cardi-cardiac
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