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herniate

Line breaks: her|ni¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˈhəːnɪeɪt
 
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Definition of herniate in English:

verb

[no object] (usually as adjective herniated)
(Of an organ) suffer a hernia: a herniated disc
More example sentences
  • Only fetuses most severely affected with liver herniated into the chest, diagnosis before 24 weeks, and a ratio of lung to head of less than 1.4 are eligible for treatment.
  • These diverticula are considered false diverticula because the mucosa herniates through the esophageal muscular wall.
  • In women, the bladder can herniate through the vaginal wall because of obstetrical injury, then the outlet tube is kinked.

Derivatives

herniation

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Massive hemorrhage into the glioblastoma, brain edema, and herniation explain the death of this patient.
  • A CT scan performed within two hours of completing myelography enhances the diagnostic quality and reliability of the imaging study by more accurately depicting osteophytes, disc herniations, and spinal cord contour.
  • No obvious necrotizing lesions, edema, or herniations were present.

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