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prolapse

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noun pro·lapse \prō-ˈlaps, ˈprō-ˌ\

Simple Definition of prolapse

  • medical : a condition in which an organ in your body moves down below its normal position

Full Definition of prolapse

  1. :  the falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position or relations

Origin of prolapse

New Latin prolapsus, from Late Latin, fall, from Latin prolabi to fall or slide forward, from pro- forward + labi to slide — more at pro-, sleep


First Known Use: circa 1834

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prolapse

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verb pro·lapse \prō-ˈlaps\

Definition of prolapse

pro·lapsedpro·laps·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to undergo prolapse



1876

First Known Use of prolapse

1876


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