Evisceration is the removal of viscera, (internal organs, especially those in the abdominal cavity). This can refer to:
*disembowelment, removal of the internal organs of an animal or person.
*evisceration (autotomy), ejection of viscera as a defensive action by an animal.
*evisceration (ophthalmology), removing the internal material from the eye.
*Eviscerated, Dutch death metal band.

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  • éviscération — [ eviserasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1585; du lat. eviscerare « retirer les viscères » ♦ Chir. 1 ♦ Sortie des viscères abdominaux par une plaie opératoire mal fermée de la paroi abdominale. 2 ♦ Action de vider le globe oculaire de son contenu, en conservant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Evisceration — E*vis cer*a tion, a. A disemboweling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • evisceration — noun a) A disemboweling; the removal of viscera The evisceration of the animal was accomplished with a single blow of the knife. b) A vigorous verbal assault The critic delivered another evisceration of the latest movie. Syn: exenteration …   Wiktionary

  • evisceration — eviscerate ► VERB formal ▪ disembowel. DERIVATIVES evisceration noun. ORIGIN Latin eviscerare, from viscera internal organs …   English terms dictionary

  • evisceration — noun 1. surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient • Hypernyms: ↑operation, ↑surgery, ↑surgical operation, ↑surgical procedure, ↑surgical process 2. the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so… …   Useful english dictionary

  • evisceration — noun see eviscerate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • evisceration — See eviscerate. * * * …   Universalium

  • evisceration — 1. SYN: exenteration. 2. The process wherein tissue or organs that usually reside within a body cavity are displaced outside that cavity usualy through a traumatic disruption of the wall of the cavity; e.g., e. of bowel. 3. Removal of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • éviscération — (é vi ssé ra sion) s. f. Terme de chirurgie. Synonyme d éventration. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. e, hors, et viscera, viscères …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • evisceration — Synonyms and related words: abatement, attenuation, attrition, blunting, damping, deadening, debilitation, devitalization, dilution, disembowelment, dulling, effemination, enervation, enfeeblement, exhaustion, extenuation, fatigue, gutting,… …   Moby Thesaurus