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exteriorize

[ ik-steer-ee-uh-rahyz ]
/ 瑟k藞st瑟蓹r i 蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ex路te路ri路or路ized, ex路te路ri路or路iz路ing.
Surgery. to expose (an internal structure) temporarily outside the body, for observation, surgery, or experimentation.
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Also especially British, ex路te路ri路or路ise .

Origin of exteriorize

First recorded in 1875鈥80; exterior + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM exteriorize

ex路te路ri路or路i路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exteriorize

exteriorize

exteriorise

/ (瑟k藞st瑟蓹r瑟蓹藢ra瑟z) /

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 of exteriorize

exteriorization or exteriorisation, noun
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Medical definitions for exteriorize

exteriorize
[ 沫k-st卯r膿-蓹-r墨z鈥 ]

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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