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or Brit  para-oe*soph*a*ge*al  adj :  adjacent to the esophagus : esp  :  relating to or being a hiatal hernia in which the connection between the esophagus and the stomach remains in its normal location but part or all of the stomach herniates through the hiatus into the thorax .
Similar sounding terms:  para-oesophageal  peri·esoph·a·ge·al  perioesophageal 

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