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herniate

[hur-nee-eyt]
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verb (used without object), her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing.
  1. to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.

Origin of herniate

First recorded in 1875–80; herni(a) + -ate1
Related formsher·ni·a·tion, noun
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herniated in Medicine

herniated

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Of or relating to a bodily structure that has protruded through an abnormal opening in the wall that contains it.

herniate

([object Object])
v.
  1. To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.
Related formsher′ni•ation n.
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