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[ee-ven-trey-shuh n]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. protrusion of the abdominal viscera through an opening in the abdominal wall.
  2. disembowelment.
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Origin of eventration

1830–40; < French, equivalent to éventr(er) to disembowel (see e-1, ventral) + -ation -ation
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British Dictionary definitions for eventration


  1. pathol protrusion of the bowel through the abdomen
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eventration in Medicine


  1. Protrusion of the omentum or intestine through an opening in the abdominal wall.
  2. Removal of the contents of the abdominal cavity.
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