inguinal hernia

noun

Medical Definition of inguinal hernia

: a hernia in which part of the intestine protrudes into the inguinal canal More than 70 percent of all hernias are diagnosed as inguinal hernias.— Vicki T. Hyatt, Yoga Journal, September/October 2001

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“Inguinal hernia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/inguinal%20hernia. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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