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hernia (ˈhɜːnɪə Pronunciation for hernia



(plural) -nias, -niae  (-nɪˌiː) 
  1. the projection of an organ or part through the lining of the cavity in which it is normally situated, esp the protrusion of intestine through the front wall of the abdominal cavity. It is caused by muscular strain, injury, etc Also called: rupture

Derived Forms

ˈhernial adjective
ˈherniˌated adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Latin

Translations for 'hernia'

  • British English: herniaPronunciation for hernia A hernia is a medical condition in which one of your internal organs sticks through a weak point in the surrounding tissue.ˈhɜːnɪə NOUN
  • Arabic: فَتْقPronunciation for فَتْق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: hérniaPronunciation for hérnia
  • Chinese: Pronunciation for 疝
  • Croatian: bruhPronunciation for bruh
  • Czech: kýlaPronunciation for kýla
  • Danish: brokPronunciation for brok
  • Dutch: herniaPronunciation for hernia
  • European Spanish: herniaPronunciation for hernia
  • Finnish: tyräPronunciation for tyrä
  • French: herniePronunciation for hernie
  • German: HerniePronunciation for Hernie
  • Greek: κήληPronunciation for κήλη
  • Italian: erniaPronunciation for ernia
  • Japanese: ヘルニアPronunciation for ヘルニア
  • Korean: 헤르니아Pronunciation for 헤르니아
  • Norwegian: brokkPronunciation for brokk
  • Polish: przepuklinaPronunciation for przepuklina
  • Portuguese: hérniaPronunciation for hérnia
  • Romanian: hernie hernii
  • Russian: грыжаPronunciation for грыжа
  • Spanish: herniaPronunciation for hernia
  • Swedish: bråckPronunciation for bråck
  • Thai: โรคไส้เลื่อนPronunciation for โรคไส้เลื่อน
  • Turkish: fıtıkPronunciation for fıtık
  • Ukrainian: грижа
  • Vietnamese: chứng sa ruộtPronunciation for chứng sa ruột

Example Sentences Including 'hernia'

As opposed to the daily trudge of work, any rate, with a ring of heavy keys tugging at your belt like a hernia.
Richard Francis PROSPECT HILL (2003)
When they hit that gold reef, you must've all got a hernia.
Cleary, Jon Murder Song
He wrote a letter to his family about the rigours of the search: Three days before departure I noticed that I was developing a hernia.
Tony Juniper SPIX'S MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002)


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