herniation

noun
her·​ni·​a·​tion | \ ˌhər-nē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce herniation (audio) \

Medical Definition of herniation

1 : the act or process of herniating
2 : hernia

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“Herniation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/herniation. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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