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[hur-nee-eyt] /ˈhɜr niˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), herniated, herniating.
to protrude abnormally from an enclosed cavity or from the body so as to constitute a hernia.
1875-80; herni(a) + -ate1
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herniation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for herniation
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for herniation

1875, from hernia + -ation.

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herniation in Medicine

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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