defunction


Also found in: Medical.

defunction

(dɪˈfʌŋkʃən)
n
literary the act of dying; death
References in periodicals archive ?
Risk of peritonitis and fatal septicaemia and the need to defunction the low anastomosis.
The cholecysto-colic fistula was repaired in two layers and a loop ileostomy was created to defunction the colon.
To reduce the severity of the sequelae of a leak, many surgeons routinely defunction their anastomosis proximally.