noun, plural her·ni·as, her·ni·ae [hur-nee-ee]. /ˈhɜr niˌi/. Pathology.
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Origin of hernia
OTHER WORDS FROM herniaher·ni·al, adjective
Words nearby hernia
Example sentences from the Web for hernia
Playing through the injury led to more issues, including a sprained ankle, a sports hernia and wrist trouble.Fatts Russell wanted to join a championship-caliber team. At Maryland, he might have found one.|Emily Giambalvo|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
I had a hernia and my scheduled repair surgery was a month away.
Since there aren’t any big teams up here, we’re going to make one up, and since you have a hernia, congratulations on your new position as team manager for Team East.
About 15 years ago, the facility stopped delivering babies and it gradually reduced surgeries to a small offering of procedures, such as hernia treatments and tonsillectomies.Rural U.S. Hospitals Are on Life Support as a Third Wave of COVID-19 Strikes|Emily Barone|October 20, 2020|Time
He was afraid he had a hernia (which is common, with all the yelling they do).A Proactive New Response to the Service-Member Suicide Crisis|Marjorie Morrison|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
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.Castellinaria|Henry Festing Jones
British Dictionary definitions for hernia
noun plural -nias or -niae (-nɪˌiː)
Derived forms of herniahernial, adjectiveherniated, adjective
Word Origin for hernia
Medical definitions for hernia
n. pl. her•ni•as
Other words from herniaher′ni•al adj.
Scientific definitions for hernia
Cultural definitions for hernia
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.