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From heart +‎ burn, translating Ancient Greek καρδιαλγία (kardialgía), from καρδία (kardía, heart) + ἄλγος (álgos, pain). From being a burning sensation near the location of the heart in the chest.

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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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