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umbilical hernia

noun, Pathology
a hernia of the umbilicus. Unabridged
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  • The vet tells us that he had an umbilical hernia which was repaired by the breeder.
  • umbilical hernia appears as a bulge around the belly button.
umbilical hernia in Medicine

umbilical hernia n.
A hernia in which part of the intestine protrudes through the abdominal wall under the skin at the umbilicus. Also called exomphalos.

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