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hernia

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noun her·nia \ˈhər-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of hernia

plural hernias or herniae \-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 ; see abdominal hernia, hiatal hernia, strangulated hernia

hernial \-nē-əl\play adjective




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