exteriorize

[ ik-steer-ee-uh-rahyz ]
/ ɪkˈstɪər i əˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), ex·te·ri·or·ized, ex·te·ri·or·iz·ing.

Surgery. to expose (an internal structure) temporarily outside the body, for observation, surgery, or experimentation.
Also especially British, ex·te·ri·or·ise.

Origin of exteriorize

First recorded in 1875–80; exterior + -ize

Related forms

ex·te·ri·or·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exteriorise

exteriorize

exteriorise

/ (ɪkˈstɪərɪəˌraɪz) /

verb (tr)

surgery to expose (an attached organ or part) outside a body cavity, esp in order to remove it from an operating area
another word for externalize

Derived Forms

exteriorization or exteriorisation, noun
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Medicine definitions for exteriorise

exteriorize

[ ĭk-stîrē-ə-rīz′ ]

v.

To turn outward; externalize.
To direct a patient's interest, thoughts, or feelings into a channel leading outside himself or herself.
To expose an internal organ temporarily for observation, or permanently for physiological experiment or surgery.
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