What does volvulus mean?

Definitions for volvulusˈvɒl vyə ləs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word volvulus.

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


  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

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. L. volvere to turn about, to roll.]


  1. Volvulus

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Volvulus

    vol′vū-lus; n. occlusion of the intestine through twisting.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volvulus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volvulus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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