exenteration

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exenterare.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛksɛntəˈɹeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

exenteration (plural exenterations)

  1. (surgery) The surgical removal of all the contents of a body cavity such as the pelvis or the orbit.
  2. (obsolete) The process or fact of removing the entrails; evisceration.
    • 1658. Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial, Penguin 2005, p. 27:
      How to keep the corps seven dayes from corruption by anointing and washing, without exenteration, were an hazardable peece of art, in our choisest practise.