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[hur-nee-awr-uh-fee, -or-]
noun, plural her·ni·or·rha·phies. Surgery.
  1. correction of a hernia by a suturing procedure.
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Origin of herniorrhaphy

First recorded in 1915–20; hernio- + -rrhaphy
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noun plural -phies
  1. surgical repair of a hernia by means of a suturing operation
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herniorrhaphy in Medicine


  1. Surgical correction of a hernia by suturing.
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