Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tumour containing a large portion of the abdominal viscera, caused by relaxation of the walls of the abdomen.
  • n. A large wound in the abdomen, through which the greater part of the intestines protrude.
  • n. The act af disembowelling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tumor containing a large portion of the abdominal viscera, occasioned by relaxation of the walls of the abdomen.
  • n. A wound, of large extent, in the abdomen, through which the greater part of the intestines protrude.
  • n. The act of disemboweling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine: The condition of a monster in which the abdominal viscera are contained in a membranous sac projecting from the abdomen.
  • n. Ventral hernia.
  • n. The pendulous condition of the lower abdomen in some women who have borne many children.
  • n. The escape of a considerable part of the intestine from a wound of the abdomen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. protrusion of the intestine through the abdominal wall

Etymologies

Latin e out + venter belly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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