One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Herniation of the intestine involving part of the circumference of its wall only, typically leaving the lumen open; an instance of this.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From the genitive of the name of August Gottlieb Richter, German surgeon, who described the condition in 1778 + hernia.
Richter's hernia/ˈrɪktəz ˈhəːnɪə/
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