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- 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
His diagnosis: diaphragmatic eventration, a congenital defect of the diaphragm or muscle that separates the lungs from the abdominal organs.
Congenital extroversion or eventration is the result of some congenital deficiency in the abdominal wall; instances are not uncommon, and some patients live as long as do cases of umbilical hernia proper.
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