her·​ni·​or·​rha·​phy ˌhər-nē-ˈȯr-ə-fē How to pronounce herniorrhaphy (audio)
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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“Herniorrhaphy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/herniorrhaphy. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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