Etymology
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hernia (n.)

late 14c., hirnia, from Latin hernia "a rupture," related to hira "intestine," from PIE root *ghere- "gut, entrail." The re-Latinized spelling of the English word is from 17c. Related: Herniated (1819).

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Definitions of hernia

hernia (n.)
rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes;
Synonyms: herniation
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