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enterocele

Pronunciation: en'ter-o-sel'

Definition:

  1. A hernial protrusion through a defect in the rectovaginal or vesicovaginal pouch.
  2. An intestinal hernia.

Synonym(s): abdominal cavity

[entero- + G. kele, hernia]

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