eventration

[ ee-ven-trey-shuh n ]
/ ˌi vɛnˈtreɪ ʃən /

noun Medicine/Medical.

protrusion of the abdominal viscera through an opening in the abdominal wall.

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

/ (ˌiːvɛnˈtreɪʃən) /

noun

pathol protrusion of the bowel through the abdomen

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Medicine definitions for eventration

eventration

[ ē′vĕn-trāshən ]

n.

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

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