exenteration

noun
ex·​en·​ter·​a·​tion | \ ig-ˌzent-ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce exenteration (audio) \

Medical Definition of exenteration

2 : surgical removal of the contents of a bodily cavity (as the orbit, pelvis, or a sinus) pelvic exenteration for advanced uterine, bladder, and rectal carcinomaJournal of the American Medical Association

Other Words from exenteration

exenterate \ ig-​ˈzent-​ə-​ˌrāt How to pronounce exenteration (audio) \ transitive verb exenterated; exenterating

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“Exenteration.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/exenteration. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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