intussusception

noun in·tus·sus·cep·tion \ ˌin-tə-sə-ˈsep-shən \

Definition of intussusception

:a drawing in of something from without: such as
a :invagination; especially :the slipping of a length of intestine into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction
b :the assimilation of new material and its dispersal among preexistent matter

intussusceptive

play \ˌin-tə-sə-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of intussusception

Latin intus within + susception-, susceptio action of undertaking, from suscipere to take up — more at susceptible


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intussusception

noun in·tus·sus·cep·tion \ -ˈsep-shən \

medical Definition of intussusception

1 :invagination; especially :the slipping of a length of intestine into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction
2 :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

intussusceptive

play \-ˈsep-tiv\ adjective

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