heartburn

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From heart +‎ burn, translating Ancient Greek καρδιαλγία (kardialgía).

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heartburn (countable and uncountable, plural heartburns)

  1. (pathology) A burning pain in the chest that is caused by stomach acid entering the gullet.

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