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exteriorize

[ik-steer-ee-uh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), ex·te·ri·or·ized, ex·te·ri·or·iz·ing.
  1. to make exterior; externalize.
  2. Surgery. to expose (an internal structure) temporarily outside the body, for observation, surgery, or experimentation.
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Also especially British, ex·te·ri·or·ise.

Origin of exteriorize

First recorded in 1875–80; exterior + -ize
Related formsex·te·ri·or·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exteriorise

exteriorize

exteriorise

verb (tr)
  1. surgery to expose (an attached organ or part) outside a body cavity, esp in order to remove it from an operating area
  2. another word for externalize
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Derived Formsexteriorization or exteriorisation, noun
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exteriorise in Medicine

exteriorize

(ĭk-stîrē-ə-rīz′)
v.
  1. To turn outward; externalize.
  2. To direct a patient's interest, thoughts, or feelings into a channel leading outside himself or herself.
  3. To expose an internal organ temporarily for observation, or permanently for physiological experiment or surgery.
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