exenterate

verb ex·en·ter·ate \ ig-ˈzen-tə-ˌrāt \

Definition of exenterate

exenterated; exenterating
transitive verb
:to remove the contents of (something, such as the orbit, pelvis, or a sinus)

exenteration

play \ig-ˌzen-tə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of exenterate

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


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