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n. pl. her·ni·as or her·ni·ae (-nē-ē′)
The protrusion of an organ or other bodily structure through the wall that normally contains it; a rupture.

[Middle English, from Latin; see gherə- in Indo-European roots.]

her′ni·al adj.
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a. herniado-a, rel. a una hernia o que padece de ella;
___ sacsaco de la hernia, bolsa peritoneal en la cual desciende la hernia;
___ discdisco ___.
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McVay herniorrhaphy was performed after the neck of the hernial sac was ligatured.
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