rupture

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rupture,

in medicine: see herniahernia,
protrusion of an internal organ or part of an organ through the wall of a body cavity. The hernia is enclosed by a sac formed by the lining of the cavity. It results from a weakness or rupture in the wall, usually where there is already a natural weakness.
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rupture

[′rəp·chər]
(geology)
(medicine)
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rupture

Pathol
a. the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
b. another word for hernia
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The other end of the Achilles tendon should be fixed in the upper fixing device of the testing machine and the tension load could be adjusted as 0N.Then all the Achilles tendons in the specimens were cut by the bistoury to simulate the rupture of the Achilles tendon.
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