abdominal hernia

noun

: any of various hernias (as an inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, or spigelian hernia) in which an anatomical part (as a section of the intestine) protrudes through an opening, tear, or weakness in the abdominal wall musculature

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“Abdominal hernia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/abdominal%20hernia. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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