- an inguinal hernia, especially one in which the protrusion of the intestine is limited to the region of the groin.
Origin of bubonocele
1605–15; < Greek boubōno-, combining form of boubṓn groin + -cele1
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- an incomplete hernia in the groin; partial inguinal hernia
C17: from Greek boubōn groin + kēlē tumour
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- An inguinal hernia, especially one in which the knuckle of intestine has not yet emerged from the external abdominal ring.
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