intussusception

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English[edit]

Schematic presentation of intestinal intussusception.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French intussusception, or directly from Latin intussusceptiō, from intus (within) + susceptiō (susception).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪntəsəˈsɛpʃən/

Noun[edit]

intussusception (countable and uncountable, plural intussusceptions)

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