herniorrhaphy

noun
her·​ni·​or·​rha·​phy | \ ˌhər-nē-ˈȯr-ə-fē \
plural herniorrhaphies

Medical Definition of herniorrhaphy

: 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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