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
Related formsex·te·ri·or·i·za·tion, noun
First recorded in 1875–80; exterior
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Historical Examples of exteriorization
Is it connected with the phenomena of exteriorization of sensitivity or motivity?
A word, finally, as to the phenomena of "exteriorization of sensibility," to which reference was made in the last paragraph.
All music created or composed demands some exteriorization for the perception of the listener.
British Dictionary definitions for exteriorization
Derived Formsexteriorization or exteriorisation, noun
surgery to expose (an attached organ or part) outside a body cavity, esp in order to remove it from an operating area
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exteriorization in Medicine
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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