volvulus

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noun vol·vu·lus \ˈväl-vyə-ləs, ˈvȯl-\

Definition of volvulus

  1. :  a twisting of the intestine upon itself that causes obstruction

Origin and Etymology of volvulus

New Latin, from Latin volvere


First Known Use: 1679


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volvulus

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noun vol·vu·lus \ˈväl-vyə-ləs\

Medical Definition of volvulus

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


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