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HERNIA (herniae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hernia mean? 

HERNIA (noun)
  The noun HERNIA has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: HERNIA used as a noun is very rare.


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HERNIA (noun)


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Meaning:

Rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

hernia; herniation

Hypernyms ("hernia" is a kind of...):

rupture (state of being torn or burst open)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hernia"):

colpocele; vaginocele (hernia projecting into the vagina)

diverticulum (a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon))

eventration (protrusion of the intestine through the abdominal wall)

exomphalos (an umbilical hernia at birth in which some abdominal organs push into the umbilical cord)

diaphragmatic hernia; hiatal hernia; hiatus hernia (hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm)

inguinal hernia (hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males)

keratocele (hernia of the cornea)

laparocele (hernia through the abdomen)

omphalocele; umbilical hernia (protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth)


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