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intussusception

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noun in·tus·sus·cep·tion \-ˈsep-shən\

Definition of intussusception

  1. :  a drawing in of something from without: as a :  invagination; especially :  the slipping of a length of intestine into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction b :  the assimilation of new material and its dispersal among preexistent matter

in·tus·sus·cep·tive play \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective


Origin of intussusception

Latin intus within + susception-, susceptio action of undertaking, from suscipere to take up — more at susceptible


First Known Use: 1707


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intussusception

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noun in·tus·sus·cep·tion \-ˈsep-shən\

Medical Definition of intussusception

  1. 1:  invagination; especially :  the slipping of a length of intestine into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction

  2. 2:  the deposition of new particles of formative material among those already embodied in a tissue or structure (as in the growth of living organisms)—compare accretion, apposition 1

  3. in·tus·sus·cep·tive \-ˈsep-tiv\play adjective




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