Definitions for herniaˈhɜr ni ə; -niˌi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

her•ni•aˈhɜr ni ə; -niˌi(n.)(pl.)-ni•as, -ni•ae

  1. the protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening in its surrounding walls, esp. in the abdominal region.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of hernia:

1350–1400; ME < L: a rupture; akin to hīra gut; see haruspex

her′ni•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hernia, herniation(noun)

    rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes

Wiktionary

  1. hernia(Noun)

    A disorder in which a part of the body protrudes abnormally through a tear or opening in an adjacent part, especially of the abdomen.

  2. Origin: From hernia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hernia(noun)

    a protrusion, consisting of an organ or part which has escaped from its natural cavity, and projects through some natural or accidental opening in the walls of the latter; as, hernia of the brain, of the lung, or of the bowels. Hernia of the abdominal viscera in most common. Called also rupture

Freebase

  1. Hernia

    A hernia is the protrusion of an organ or the fascia of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it. There are different kinds of hernia, each requiring a specific management or treatment.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hernia

    the name given to the protrusion of an internal organ, specially a part of the intestines.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hernia

    Protrusion of tissue, structure, or part of an organ through the muscular tissue or the membrane by which it is normally contained. Hernia may involve tissues such as the ABDOMINAL WALL or the respiratory DIAPHRAGM. Hernias may be internal, external, congenital, or acquired.

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