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intr.v. her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing, her·ni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

her′ni·a′tion n.


vb (intr)
(Pathology) pathol to protrude as a hernia


(ˈhɜr niˌeɪt)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to protrude abnormally so as to constitute a hernia.
her`ni•a′tion, n.
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Disks, which are strong shock absorbers between the vertebrae, can begin to herniate or weaken when their jelly-like nucleus pushes against the outer ring due to aging or a sudden injury.
The term empty sella is used to describe an anatomic state in which the arachnoid and CSF extend or herniate into the sella, enlarging it through an incompetent diaphragm.
These tears or openings are avenues for the abdominal organs to creep out or herniate through the wall.