Medical Dictionary


noun in·tus·sus·cep·tion \-ˈsep-shən\

Medical Definition of INTUSSUSCEPTION

:  invagination; especially :  the slipping of a length of intestine into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction
:  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
in·tus·sus·cep·tive \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective


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