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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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These patients have increased frequency of high intrathoracic pressure and herniate through the weakest point of their chest wall.
Besides, surgery, trauma, or disease may cause a rent in the surrounding connective tissue including Tenon's capsule, the orbital septum, and Lockwood ligament allowing the extraconal fat to herniate into the eyelids or the intraconal fat to herniate into the subconjunctival space, medial to the lacrimal gland.
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.