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.

Nearby words

  1. ingrown nail,
  2. ingrowth,
  3. inguen,
  4. inguinal,
  5. inguinal canal,
  6. inguinal ligament,
  7. inguinal region,
  8. inguinal triangle,
  9. inguinocrural,
  10. inguinodynia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for inguinal hernia

inguinal hernia


A hernia into the inguinal canal.

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