Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

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  • v. The protrusion of a tissue, structure, or part of an organ through the muscular tissue or the membrane by which it is normally contained, causing a hernia.

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Examples

  • And if it swells with -- with the skull in place, it will just what we call herniate, move down into the spinal canal.

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2006

  • The brain has nowhere to swell; and if it swells with the skull in place, it'll just -- what we call herniate, move down into the spinal canal and that can cause death.

    CNN Transcript Jan 30, 2006

  • An omphalocele is a birth defect that causes the abdominal organs to herniate or protrude into the base of the fetus's umbilical cord.

    Omphalocele -- Hughes

  • The spine discs start to become more brittle, lose flexibility and can cause pain when they herniate.

    Taking short breaks alleviates back pain

  • A congenital anomay in the abdominal wall in which the abdominal organs herniate (protrude) through the abdominal wall into the base of the umbilical cord.

    Glossary

  • Omphalocele causes the abdominal organs to herniate (protrude) into the base of the umbilical cord.

    Omphalocele

  • Oh, and all the violent coughing I was doing caused me to re-herniate a disc in my lower back that I'd previously injured at the end of last summer/early fall.

    you had to be a pig shot, didn't cha

  • At some point during my early to mid-teens, I managed to severely herniate three disks in my lower lumbar spine L3-L5, for the morbidly curious.

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  • And if there's bleeding inside of that skull, as it expands, that pressure can cause the brain to essentially herniate.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2009

  • ROBERTS: You know, you can probably herniate your finger if you try to do that.

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2008

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