Herniate meaning

hûrnē-āt
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.
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To protrude so as to form a hernia.
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To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.
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The protrusion of a tissue, structure, or part of an organ through the muscular tissue or the membrane by which it is normally contained, causing a hernia.

When small bowel herniates into the groin, one has an inguinal hernia.

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