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hernia

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noun her·nia \ˈhər-nē-ə\

Simple Definition of hernia

  • medical : a painful condition in which an organ (such as the intestine) pushes through the muscles that are around it

Full Definition of hernia

plural her·ni·as or her·ni·aeplay \-nē-ˌē, -nē-ˌī\

  1. :  a protrusion of an organ or part (as the intestine) through connective tissue or through a wall of the cavity (as of the abdomen) in which it is normally enclosed —called also rupture

her·ni·al play \-nē-əl\ adjective

Examples of hernia

  1. He was treated for hernia.



Origin of hernia

Latin — more at yarn


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

hernia

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noun her·nia \ˈhər-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of hernia

plural her·ni·as or her·ni·ae \-nē-ˌē, -nē-ˌī\play play

  1. :  a protrusion of an organ or part through connective tissue or through a wall of the cavity in which it is normally enclosed—called also rupture; see abdominal hernia, hiatal hernia, strangulated hernia

  2. her·ni·al \-nē-əl\play adjective





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