hernia

Part of speech: noun

Protrusion, as of an intestine; rupture.

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Usage examples "hernia":

  1. Course of the hernia. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.
  2. However, umbilical hernia usually occurs during the first two or three months after birth; that is to say, while the opening at the navel is becoming obliterated and the tissues at that place are becoming consolidated. - "The Veterinarian", Chas. J. Korinek.