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herniorrhaphy

noun her·ni·or·rha·phy \ ˌhər-nē-ˈȯr-ə-fē \

medical Definition of herniorrhaphy

plural herniorrhaphies
: an operation for hernia that involves opening the hernial sac, returning the contents to their normal place, obliterating the hernial sac, and closing the opening with strong sutures

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