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eventration

[ee-ven-trey-shuh n] /ˌi vɛnˈtreɪ ʃən/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
protrusion of the abdominal viscera through an opening in the abdominal wall.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French, equivalent to éventr(er) to disembowel (see e-1, ventral) + -ation -ation
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eventration

/ˌiːvɛnˈtreɪʃən/
noun
1.
(pathol) protrusion of the bowel through the abdomen
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event ration in Medicine

eventration e·ven·tra·tion (ē'věn-trā'shən)
n.

  1. Protrusion of the omentum or intestine through an opening in the abdominal wall.

  2. Removal of the contents of the abdominal cavity.

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