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hernia  (ˈhɜːnɪə



(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: 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: فَتْق
  • Brazilian Portuguese: hérnia
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: bruh
  • Czech: kýla
  • Danish: brok
  • Dutch: hernia
  • European Spanish: hernia
  • Finnish: tyrä
  • French: hernie
  • German: Hernie
  • Greek: κήλη
  • Italian: ernia
  • Japanese: ヘルニア
  • Korean: 헤르니아
  • Norwegian: brokk
  • Polish: przepuklina
  • Portuguese: hérnia
  • Romanian: hernie hernii
  • Russian: грыжа
  • Spanish: hernia
  • Swedish: bråck
  • Thai: โรคไส้เลื่อน
  • Turkish: fıtık
  • Ukrainian: грижа
  • Vietnamese: 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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