[ hur-nee-ey-shuhn ]
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  1. an abnormal condition or process in which an organ or other tissue protrudes through an opening, as in the organ’s surrounding walls or some other narrow space: Acupuncture is often effective for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniations.In a fetus, herniation of the liver above the diaphragm is cause for concern.

Origin of herniation

First recorded in 1875–80; hernia + -tion

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