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exenterate

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verb ex·en·ter·ate \ig-ˈzen-tə-ˌrāt\

Definition of exenterate

exenteratedexenterating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove the contents of (as the orbit or pelvis)

exenteration play \-ˌzen-tə-ˈrā-shən\ noun


Origin of exenterate

Latin exenteratus, past participle of exenterare to disembowel, modification of Greek exenterizein, from ex- + enteron intestine — more at inter-


First Known Use: 1607


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