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hernia

[ hur-nee-uh ]

noun

, Pathology.
, plural her·ni·as, her·ni·ae [hur, -nee-ee].
  1. the protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening in its surrounding walls, especially in the abdominal region.


hernia

/ ˈhɜːnɪə /

noun

  1. the projection of an organ or part through the lining of the cavity in which it is normally situated, esp the protrusion of intestine through the front wall of the abdominal cavity. It is caused by muscular strain, injury, etc Also calledrupture


hernia

/ hûrnē-ə /

  1. A condition in which an organ or body part, such as the intestine, protrudes through an opening in the body structure that normally contains it.


hernia

  1. The projection of an organ or part of an organ through the wall of the structure that surrounds it. Most often, the term is applied to the protrusion of a part of the intestine that can be observed as a lump in the lower abdomen .


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Derived Forms

  • ˈherniˌated, adjective
  • ˈhernial, adjective

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Other Words From

  • herni·al adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hernia1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin: “a rupture”; akin to hīra “gut”; haruspex ( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hernia1

C14: from Latin

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Example Sentences

Hamid, the first-choice goalkeeper, made his first appearance of the season, returning after preseason hernia and calf injuries.

Playing through the injury led to more issues, including a sprained ankle, a sports hernia and wrist trouble.

My hernia was definitely feeling the extreme nature of the games by this point.

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I had a hernia and my scheduled repair surgery was a month away.

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Frustrated by my hernia, I decided there was no way I was going the whole day without at least a little skating, so I started cruising between vendor tables and cutting underneath them to exit the next aisle over.

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He was afraid he had a hernia (which is common, with all the yelling they do).

Prince Harry, a friendly creature of limited intelligence, was having an op to repair an umbilical hernia.

One of these is the liability to inguinal hernia, or rupture, which leads to much suffering and frequent death in man.

Hernia was Chauliac's specialty, and in it his surgical judgment is admirable.

Chauliac discussed operations for hernia very conservatively.

Then wait till you see him cut for calculus, or perform for hernia.

Nevertheless that he was a medical man, especially successful in treating hernia, is believed by everyone in and round Catania.

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