Definition of exenterate in English:


Line breaks: ex|en¦ter|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsɛntəreɪt
, ɛkˈsɛntəreɪt/


[with object] formal
Remove the contents of (part of the body); eviscerate.
More example sentences
  • He completely exenterates the ethmoid labyrinth.
  • The body was then exenterated and the heart burnt.
  • The debris will pile up as one works back and detract from one's security while exenterating the posterior cells.


early 17th century: from Latin exenterat- 'disembowelled', from the verb exenterare, from ex- 'out' + Greek enteron 'intestine'.

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