[ hur-nee-eyt ]
/ ˈhɜr niˌeɪt /
verb (used without object), her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing.
to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.
Related formsher·ni·a·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for herniate
[ hûr′nē-āt′ ]
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.
Related formsher′ni•a′tion n.
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