herniate

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herniate (third-person singular simple present herniates, present participle herniating, simple past and past participle herniated)

  1. (intransitive) Of a tissue, structure, or part of an organ: to protrude through the muscular tissue or the membrane by which it is normally contained, causing a hernia.
    When small bowel herniates into the groin, one has an inguinal hernia.

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