hernia

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noun her·nia \ˈhər-nē-ə\

Definition of hernia

plural

hernias

or

herniae

play \-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

hernial

play \-nē-əl\ adjective

Examples of hernia in a sentence

  1. He was treated for hernia.

Origin and Etymology of hernia

Latin — more at yarn


First Known Use: 14th century


HERNIA Defined for English Language Learners

hernia

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noun her·nia \ˈhər-nē-ə\

Definition of hernia for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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 rupture; see abdominal hernia, hiatal hernia, strangulated hernia

hernial

\-nē-əl\play adjective


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