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Definitions for intussusception
ˌɪn təs səˈsɛp ʃənin·tus·sus·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invagination, introversion, intussusception, infoldingnoun

    the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface

    "the invagination of the blastula"

  2. intussusceptionnoun

    (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall


  1. intussusceptionnoun


  2. intussusceptionnoun

    The invagination of one portion of a tubular anatomical structure (especially intestines or blood vessels) within the next.

  3. Etymology: From French intussusception, or directly from Latin intussusceptio, from intus ‘within’ + susceptio ‘susception’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intussusceptionnoun

    the reception of one part within another

  2. Intussusceptionnoun

    the abnormal reception or slipping of a part of a tube, by inversion and descent, within a contiguous part of it; specifically, the reception or slipping of the upper part of the small intestine into the lower; introsusception; invagination

  3. Intussusceptionnoun

    the interposition of new particles of formative material among those already existing, as in a cell wall, or in a starch grain

  4. Intussusceptionnoun

    the act of taking foreign matter, as food, into a living body; the process of nutrition, by which dead matter is absorbed by the living organism, and ultimately converted into the organized substance of its various tissues and organs

  5. Etymology: [L. intus within + susception. Cf. Introsusception.]


  1. Intussusception

    An intussusception is a medical condition in which a part of the intestine has invaginated into another section of intestine, similar to the way in which the parts of a collapsible telescope slide into one another. This can often result in an obstruction. The part that prolapses into the other is called the intussusceptum, and the part that receives it is called the intussuscipiens.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intussusception

    in-tus-su-sep′shun, n. the partial displacement of the bowel in which one portion of it passes into the portion immediately adjacent to it—also called Invagination.—v.t. In′tussuscept, to take into the interior.—adjs. Intussuscep′ted; Intussuscep′tive. [L. intus, within, susception-emsuscipĕre, to take up.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Intussusception

    A form of intestinal obstruction caused by the PROLAPSE of a part of the intestine into the adjoining intestinal lumen. There are four types: colic, involving segments of the LARGE INTESTINE; enteric, involving only the SMALL INTESTINE; ileocecal, in which the ILEOCECAL VALVE prolapses into the CECUM, drawing the ILEUM along with it; and ileocolic, in which the ileum prolapses through the ileocecal valve into the COLON.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intussusception in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intussusception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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