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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

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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 evidence does not prove that a large earthquake ruptured this entire stretch at once, Schwartz cautions.
Representatives from federal, state and local agencies were assessing damage to the reservoir, to the oil-stained hillside - the sliding earth that ruptured the pipeline had moved an additional five feet since Wednesday's break, one official said - and to any wildlife in the area.
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Searches above the quake center have failed to find any sign the jolt ruptured the surface along the San Andreas fault.
when a bulldozer ruptured a natural gas line, said Bob Collis of the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
A ``significant amount'' of concentrated sewage escaped the efforts of work crews after a ruptured pipe dumped 10,000 gallons of sludge into Las Virgenes and Malibu creeks, officials said Monday.
ANAHEIM - Angels first baseman Mo Vaughn played in a career-high 161 games in 2000, but this season there's a chance he won't play at all after a ruptured biceps tendon was discovered in his left arm.
CANOGA PARK - A ruptured underground water main that left a dozen businesses and about 50 residences without water for a couple of hours Thursday could close a busy segment of Topanga Canyon Boulevard into the weekend.
About 100 workers were evacuated Friday morning from a Valencia Town Center building after a construction crew ruptured a natural-gas line.
Additional repairs to a sewer line that ruptured last year, resulting in a record $2.
A rupture episode is often the first time an aneurysm is recognized, and most patients with ruptured aneurysms do not survive.