herniate

verb her·ni·ate \ ˈhər-nē-ˌāt \

Definition of herniate

herniated; herniating
intransitive verb
:to protrude through an abnormal body opening :rupture
  • a herniated intervertebral disk

herniation

play \ˌhər-nē-ˈā-shən\ noun

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First Known Use of herniate

circa 1922


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herniate

intransitive verb her·ni·ate \ ˈhər-nē-ˌāt \

medical Definition of herniate

herniated; herniating
:to protrude through an abnormal body opening :rupture
  • herniated intravertebral disks

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