herniate

[hur-nee-eyt]
verb (used without object), herniated, herniating.
to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.

Origin:
1875–80; herni(a) + -ate1

herniation, noun
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herniate her·ni·ate (hûr'nē-āt')
v. her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing, her·ni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.


her'ni·a'tion n.
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Example sentences
Brain herniation occurs when something inside the skull produces pressure that moves brain tissues.
And even the evidence in favor surgery for disc herniation is rather flimsy.
Brain hernia herniation of part of the brain because of excessive intracranial pressure.
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