Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “hernia”

hernia

noun [C]    /ˈhɜr·ni·ə/
a medical condition in which part of an organ, such as the intestines, pushes through a layer of muscle that encloses it
(Definition of hernia noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of hernia

Definitions of “hernia” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cruise

a journey on a large ship for pleasure, during which you visit several places

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More