hernia Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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hernianoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɜː.ni.ə/  us   /ˈhɝː-/
a ​medicalcondition in which an ​organpushes through the ​muscle which ​surrounds it
(Definition of hernia from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hernianoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɜr·ni·ə/
a ​medicalcondition in which ​part of an ​organ, such as the intestines , ​pushes through a ​layer of ​muscle that ​encloses it
(Definition of hernia from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hernia”
in Spanish hernia…
in Vietnamese thoát vị…
in Malaysian hernia…
in Thai ไส้เลื่อน…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疝,突出…
in Turkish fıtık…
in Russian грыжа…
in Indonesian hernia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疝氣,(器官)露出…
in Polish przepuklina…
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