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inguinal hernia

noun, Pathology.
1.
a common type of hernia in which a loop of the intestine protrudes directly through a weak area of the abdominal wall in the groin region.
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inguinal hernia in Medicine

inguinal hernia n.
A hernia into the inguinal canal.

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