Definition of Hernia

1. Noun. Rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes.




Definition of Hernia

1. n. 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.

Definition of Hernia

1. Noun. (pathology) A disorder in which a part of the body protrudes abnormally through a tear or opening in an adjacent part, especially of the abdomen. ¹

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Definition of Hernia

1. the protrusion of an organ through its surrounding wall [n -NIAS or -NIAE] : HERNIAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Hernia

1. The protrusion of a loop or knuckle of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening. (05 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hernia

hermitism
hermitisms
hermitize
hermitized
hermitizes
hermitizing
hermitries
hermitry
hermits
hermodactyl
hermodactyls
herms
hern
hernani
hernanis
hernia (current term)
hernia en bissac
hernia knife
hernia of the broad ligament of the uterus
hernia repair
hernia uteri inguinale
herniae
hernial
hernial aneurysm
hernial sac
hernias
herniate
herniated
herniated disc
herniated disk

Literary usage of Hernia

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"This form of hernia has the same coverings as the oblique variety, excepting that the conjoined tendon is substituted for the ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1904)
"The complications were: one case of bilateral hydrocele with inguinal hernia; radical cure. Two cases of unilateral hydrocele, inguinal hernia; radical cure ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"the percentage in which the presence of this ventral hernia was found at the different ages. ... Right inguinal hernia and median ventral hernia between the ..."

4. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"The treatment of congenital hernia consists in the'reduction of the tumor, ... When strangulated, the congenital hernia does not commonly admit of reduction ..."

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