Definitions for volvulusˈvɒl vyə ləs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vol•vu•lusˈvɒl vyə ləs(n.)(pl.)-lus•es.

  1. a twisting of the intestine, causing obstruction.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of volvulus:

1670–80; < NL, der. of L volv(ere) to turn, twist

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volvulus(noun)

    abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction

Wiktionary

  1. volvulus(Noun)

    Obstruction of the bowel in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Volvulus(noun)

    the spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic

  2. Volvulus(noun)

    any twisting or displacement of the intestines causing obstruction; ileus. See Ileus

Freebase

  1. Volvulus

    A volvulus is a bowel obstruction where the loop of bowel has completely twisted around its site of mesenteric attachment.

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