Pronunciation: (hûr'nē-u), [key]
—pl. -ni•as, -ni•aePronunciation: (-nē-ē"). [key] Pathol.
the protrusion of an organ or tissue through an opening in its surrounding walls, esp. in the abdominal region. Cf. hiatus hernia, strangulated hernia.
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