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Definition of Hernia


  1. 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.

Hernia Translations

hernia in French is cassure
hernia in German is Leistenbruch
hernia in Italian is frattura
hernia in Norwegian is brokk
hernia in Spanish is quebradura, hernia