volvulus


vol·vu·lus

noun \ˈväl-vyə-ləs, ˈvl-\

Definition of VOLVULUS

:  a twisting of the intestine upon itself that causes obstruction

Origin of VOLVULUS

New Latin, from Latin volvere
First Known Use: 1679

vol·vu·lus

noun \ˈväl-vyə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VOLVULUS

: a twisting of the intestine upon itself that causes obstruction—compare ileus

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