inguinal hernia


noun Pathology.

a common type of hernia in which a loop of the intestine protrudes directly through a weak area of the abdominal wall in the groin region.

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inguinal hernia in Medicine

inguinal hernia

n.

A hernia into the inguinal canal.
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