[hur-nee-awr-uh-fee, -or-]

noun, plural her·ni·or·rha·phies. Surgery.

correction of a hernia by a suturing procedure.

Origin of herniorrhaphy

First recorded in 1915–20; hernio- + -rrhaphy
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noun plural -phies

surgical repair of a hernia by means of a suturing operation
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herniorrhaphy in Medicine




Surgical correction of a hernia by suturing.
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