exteriorization, n.
/ik stear"ee euh ruyz'/, v.t., exteriorized, exteriorizing.
1. to make exterior; externalize.
2. Surg. to expose (an internal structure) temporarily outside the body, for observation, surgery, or experimentation.
Also, esp. Brit., exteriorise.
[1875-80; EXTERIOR + -IZE]

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