intussuscept

verb
in·​tus·​sus·​cept | \ ˌin-tə-sə-ˈsept How to pronounce intussuscept (audio) \
intussuscepted; intussuscepting; intussuscepts

Definition of intussuscept

transitive verb

: to take in by or cause to undergo intussusception especially : invaginate

intransitive verb

: to undergo intussusception

First Known Use of intussuscept

1802, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for intussuscept

back-formation from intussusception

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“Intussuscept.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intussuscept. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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intussuscept

transitive verb
in·​tus·​sus·​cept | \ ˌint-ə-sə-ˈsept How to pronounce intussuscept (audio) \

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 cecumVeterinary Record

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