Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
late 14c., originally medical, from Latin ruptura "the breaking (of an arm or leg), fracture," from past participle stem of rumpere "to break," from PIE *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)). Specifically as "abdominal hernia" from early 15c.
1739, from rupture (n.). Related: Ruptured; rupturing. Ruptured duck (1945) was U.S. GI's dismissive term (based on its design) for the discharge button they were awarded.
rupture rup·ture (rŭp'chər)
The process of breaking open or bursting.
A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.
A tear in an organ or a tissue.