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exteriorize

Pronunciation: eks-ter'e-or-iz

Definition:

  1. To direct a patient's interests, thoughts, or feelings into a channel leading outside the self, to some definite aim or object.
  2. To expose an organ temporarily for observation, or permanently for purposes of experiment.
  3. Fixation of a segment of bowel with blood supply intact to the outer aspect of the abdominal wall.

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