Herniate - definition of herniate by The Free Dictionary
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Related to herniate: tentorial hernia
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.
(Pathology) pathol to protrude as a hernia
her•ni•ate (ˈhɜr niˌeɪt)
v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to protrude abnormally so as to constitute a hernia.
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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.