Exercise 5

You learned that the suffix -cele is used to refer to a hernia or protrusion. As an example, a hernial protrusion of a part of the pharynx would be called a pharyngocele. Match the terms on the left with the definitions on the right. Use your dictionary if you need to do so.



  1. a protrusion of the rectum, for example, into the vagina in females
  2. a hernial protrusion of bladder, for example, through the vaginal wall in females
  3. a hernia containing a loop of intestine
  4. esophageal hernia
  5. hernia of the stomach