cardiac stomach
1. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
In Decapoda, the anterior portion of the stomach.
2. (BRYOZOA: Phylactolaemata)
That part of the stomach between the cardiac valve and caecum.
3. (ECHINODERMATA: Asteroidea)
The large, loosely folded adoral stomach of a sea star, that is capable of being everted when feeding.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • cardiac stomach — Anterior region of the decapod foregut [Brusca and Brusca, 2002]. (Order Decapoda): Anterior and larger cuticle lined division of stomach; separated from smaller posterior pyloric stomach by cardiopyloric valve and characterized by variously… …   Crustacea glossary

  • cardiac stomach — cardia …   Medical dictionary

  • stomach — (Order Cumacea): Expanded section of digestive tract between esophagus and midgut. Characterized by various lateral folds, channels, and ridges and may be differentiated in anterior cardiac and posterior pyloric regions. One to four pairs of… …   Crustacea glossary

  • Cardiac — Car di*ac, a. [L. cardiacus, Gr. ?, fr. ? heart: cf. F. cardiaque.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to, resembling, or hear the heart; as, the cardiac arteries; the cardiac, or left, end of the stomach. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Exciting action in the heart …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cardiac passion — Cardiac Car di*ac, a. [L. cardiacus, Gr. ?, fr. ? heart: cf. F. cardiaque.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to, resembling, or hear the heart; as, the cardiac arteries; the cardiac, or left, end of the stomach. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Exciting action in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cardiac wheel — Cardiac Car di*ac, a. [L. cardiacus, Gr. ?, fr. ? heart: cf. F. cardiaque.] 1. (Anat.) Pertaining to, resembling, or hear the heart; as, the cardiac arteries; the cardiac, or left, end of the stomach. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Exciting action in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cardiac — c.1600, from Fr. cardiaque (14c.), from L. cardiacus, from Gk. kardiakos pertaining to the heart, from kardia heart (see HEART (Cf. heart)). Cardiac arrest is attested from 1950. Gk. kardia also could mean stomach and L. cardiacus pertaining to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cardiac notch — can refer to: * Cardiac notch of left lung * Cardiac notch of stomach …   Wikipedia

  • cardiac — [kär′dē ak΄] adj. [Fr cardiaque < L cardiacus < Gr kardiakos < kardia, HEART] 1. of, near, or affecting the heart 2. relating to the part of the stomach connected with the esophagus n. 1. a medicine that stimulates cardiac action 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Cardiac — Car di*ac n. (Med.) A medicine which excites action in the stomach; a cardial. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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