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rupture, rupture; ruptured; rupturing (verbs)
1. The process or instance of breaking open or bursting.
2. The state of being broken open.
3. A breaking off of friendly, or peaceful, relations; such as, between countries or individuals.
4. In pathology, a hernia; especially, of the groin or intestines.
5. A tear in an organ or a tissue; such as, a rupture of an appendix or a ligament rupture: "Gilbert is critically ill with a ruptured appendix."
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(Latin: protruded viscus; rupture; in the sense of "protrusion of tissue or part of an organ through an abnormal opening in the surrounding walls")
(Greek: used as a suffix; rupture of an organ or vessel; a breaking forth, bursting)