Medical Dictionary


noun her·nia \ˈhər-nē-ə\
plural her·ni·as or her·ni·ae \-nē-ˌē, -nē-ˌī\

Medical Definition of HERNIA

:  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
her·ni·al \-nē-əl\ adjective
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