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prolapse

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noun pro·lapse \ prō-ˈlaps , ˈprō-ˌ \

Definition of prolapse

:the falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position or relations

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Origin and Etymology of prolapse

New Latin prolapsus, from Late Latin, fall, from Latin prolabi to fall or slide forward, from pro- forward + labi to slide — more at pro-, sleep


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verb pro·lapse \ prō-ˈlaps \

Definition of prolapse

prolapsed; prolapsing
intransitive verb
:to undergo prolapse

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First Known Use of prolapse

1698


PROLAPSE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of prolapse for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition in which an organ in your body moves down below its normal position


Medical Dictionary

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prolapse

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noun pro·lapse \ prō-ˈlaps , ˈprō-ˌ \

medical Definition of prolapse

:the falling down or slipping of a body part from its usual position or relations
  • prolapse of the uterus
  • prolapse of an intervertebral disk

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intransitive verb pro·lapse \ prō-ˈlaps \

medical Definition of prolapse

prolapsed; prolapsing
:to undergo prolapse


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