Origin of intussuscept
back-formation from intussusception
First Known Use: 1802
Medical Definition of intussuscept
: to cause to turn inward especially upon itself or to be received in some other thing or part; especially : to cause (an intestine) to undergo intussusception <the bowel became intussuscepted>
intransitive verb: to undergo intussusception <some 3 ft. of the ileum had intussuscepted through the ileocecal valve into the cecum—Veterinary Record>
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