autoevisceration


autoevisceration
n. [Gr. autos, self; L. ex, out; viscera, entrails]
(ECHINODERMATA: Holothuroidea)
Ejection of intestines and associated organs caused by adverse environmental conditions, severe disturbance, or seasonally; regeneration occurs within weeks.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.


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