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eventration

Pronunciation: e-ven-tra'shun

Definition:

  1. Protrusion of omentum and/or intestine through a defect or weakness in the abdominal wall while the skin remains intact.
  2. Removal of the contents of the abdominal cavity.

Synonym(s): evisceration4

[L. e, out, + venter, belly]

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