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proʊˈlæps, ˈproʊ læps; proʊˈlæpspro·lapse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolapse, prolapsus, descensusverb

    the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)

  2. prolapseverb

    slip or fall out of place, as of body parts

    "prolapsed rectum"

Wiktionary

  1. prolapsenoun

    A moving out of place, especially a protrusion of an internal organ

  2. prolapseverb

    To move out of place; especially for an internal organ to protrude beyond its normal position

Wikipedia

  1. Prolapse

    In medicine, prolapse is a condition in which organs fall down or slip out of place. It is used for organs protruding through the vagina, rectum, or for the misalignment of the valves of the heart. A spinal disc herniation is also sometimes called "disc prolapse". Prolapse means "to fall out of place", from the Latin prolabi meaning "to fall out". Relating to the uterus, prolapse condition results in an inferior extension of the organ into the vagina, caused by weakened pelvic muscles.

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  1. prolapse

    Prolapse is a medical condition that occurs when an organ or body part slips or falls down from its normal position, often into a lower or different location, due to weakened supportive structures. This can occur to various organs or tissues such as the uterus, rectum, or bladder.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prolapsenoun

    the falling down of a part through the orifice with which it is naturally connected, especially of the uterus or the rectum

  2. Prolapseverb

    to fall down or out; to protrude

  3. Etymology: [L. prolapsus, fr. prolapsus, p. p. of prolabi to fall forward; pro forward + labi to glide, fall.]

Wikidata

  1. Prolapse

    Prolapse literally means "to fall out of place‚" from the Latin prolabi meaning "to fall out." In medicine, prolapse is a condition where organs, such as the uterus, fall down or slip out of place. It is used for organs protruding through the vagina or the rectum or for the misalignment of the valves of the heart. A spinal disc herniation is also sometimes called "disc prolapse." Relating to the uterus, prolapse condition results in an inferior extension of the organ into the vagina, causing weakened muscles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prolapse

    prō-laps′, n. (med.) a falling down, or out, of some part of the body from the position which it usually occupies—also Prolap′sus.—v.i. to fall down: to protrude. [L. prolabi, prolapsus, to fall forward—pro, forward, labi, to fall.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Prolapse

    The protrusion of an organ or part of an organ into a natural or artificial orifice.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolapse in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prolapse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of prolapse in a Sentence

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    Although we welcome this long-overdue action, this ban comes too late for the thousands of women who have been irreparably harmed by these devices, since at least 2011, there has been clear evidence that these products are unsafe for treating pelvic organ prolapse and lack any clinically significant benefits in comparison to nonmesh products.

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