intussusception

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪntəsəˈsɛpʃən/

Noun[edit]

intussusception (plural intussusceptions)

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