Definition of Evisceration

1. Noun. Surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient.




2. Noun. The act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude.
Exact synonyms: Disembowelment
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Derivative terms: Eviscerate

3. Noun. Altering something (as a legislative act or a statement) in such a manner as to reduce its value. "The adoption of their amendments would have amounted to an evisceration of the act"
Generic synonyms: Devaluation

Definition of Evisceration

1. a. A disemboweling.

Definition of Evisceration

1. Noun. A disemboweling; the removal of viscera ¹

2. Noun. A vigorous verbal assault ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Evisceration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Evisceration

1. Synonym: exenteration. 2. Removal of the contents of the eyeball, leaving the sclera and sometimes the cornea. Synonym: eventration. Origin: L. Eviscero, to disembowel (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Evisceration

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"SILVER BALLS AS SUBSTITUTES FOR THE VITREOUS AFTER evisceration. ... The evisceration was thoroughly performed under antiseptic precautions. ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1901)
"CASE I. INSERTION OF AN ARTIFICIAL VITREOUS AFTER evisceration OF THE EYE-BALL. Dr. John B. Roberts showed a man upon whom he had performed ..."

3. The Practice of Obstetrics: Designed for the Use of Students and by James Clifton Edgar (1916)
"EXENTERATION OR evisceration. OF THE By this is meant the opening of the thorax or ... evisceration is occasionally demanded in cases of monsters after ..."

4. Text-book of Diseases of the Eye: For Students and Practitioners of Medicine by Howard Forde Hansell, William Merrick Sweet (1903)
"Gifford advises a simple evisceration without the keratectomy, ... The object of evisceration is the formation of a more movable stump for the prothesis. ..."

5. Diseases of the Eye: Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1903)
"Next the contents of the globe are emptied by any convenient method, a small evisceration scoop being a satisfactory instrument. Great care must be taken to ..."

6. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"The former operation is known as evisceration, the latter as decapitation. At présent evisceration is rarely employed, though it occasionally becomes ..."

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