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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A protrusion especially of one of the abdominal viscera through connective tissue or through a wall of the cavity in which it is normally enclosed -- called also rupture.

Usage examples (35)
  • The epigastric artery passing between the two hernial sacs
  • Thus the infantile serous canal, 13, receives the hernial sac,
  • The transversalis fascia investing the upper part of the hernial sac;
  • The human species is, of all others, most subject to hernial in the groin. for more
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