One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for heartburn
- ‘He had a long history of pyrosis, regurgitation and occasional dysphagia for solids.’
- ‘Recurrent pyrosis and dysphagia are the most common symptoms in these patients.’
- ‘Moreover, prior studies have demonstrated that esophageal distension may be perceived as pyrosis.’
- ‘In view of the significant pyrosis, an endoscopy was performed.’
- ‘I presume that this is the feeling called dyspepsia or pyrosis in countries where those terms are used.’
Late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek purōsis, from puroun ‘set on fire’, from pur ‘fire’.
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