exenteration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exenteration surgical removal of the organs within a body cavity (as those of the pelvis)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exenteration Act of exenterating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exenteration Disemboweling; evisceration.
    • n exenteration The act of turning inside out; exposure of the secrets of anything.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. exenteratio,

Usage

In literature:

Lycaon-like exenterate, as so many cannibals eat up, or Cadmus' soldiers consume one another.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
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