volvulus

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noun vol·vu·lus \ ˈväl-vyə-ləs , ˈvȯl- \

Definition of volvulus

:a twisting of the intestine upon itself that causes obstruction

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Origin and Etymology of volvulus

New Latin, from Latin volvere


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volvulus

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noun vol·vu·lus \ ˈväl-vyə-ləs \

medical Definition of volvulus

:a twisting of the intestine upon itself that causes obstruction — compare ileus

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