Definition of hernia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hernia

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BrE BrE//ˈhɜːniə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɜːrniə//
 
[countable, uncountable] Injuries
 
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a medical condition in which part of an organ is pushed through a weak part of the body wall See related entries: Injuries Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hernia

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