eventration

[ee-ven-trey-shuh n]

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

eventration

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

eventration

[ē′vĕn-trāshən]
n.
  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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