An example of hiatus is the time between a television show's seasons.
Hiatus aorticus is an opening in the diaphragm through which aorta and thoracic duct pass.
Origin of hiatus
- Latin hiātus from past participle of hiāre to gape
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin hiātus (“opening”), from hiō (“stand open, yawn”).