intussuscept

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verb in·tus·sus·cept \ˌin-tə-sə-ˈsept\

Definition of intussuscept

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take in by or cause to undergo intussusception; especially :  invaginate

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to undergo intussusception

Origin and Etymology of intussuscept

back-formation from intussusception


First Known Use: 1802


Medical Dictionary

intussuscept

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verb in·tus·sus·cept \ˌint-ə-sə-ˈsept\

Medical Definition of intussuscept

  1. :  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>

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to undergo intussusception <some 3 ft. of the ileum had intussuscepted through the ileocecal valve into the cecum—Veterinary Record>


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