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
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
In respect to the introsusception and hernia, see Ileus, Class I. 3.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
Hernia—Rupture which permits a part of the bowels to protrude.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis
The swelling is greatest in the cases of hernia which are situated on the lower part of the abdomen.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
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.