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[hur-nee-uh-plas-tee] /ˈhɜr ni əˌplæs ti/

noun, plural hernioplasties. Surgery.
an operation for the repair of a hernia.

hernioplasty her·ni·o·plas·ty (hûr’nē-ə-plās’tē)
Surgical correction of a hernia.


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