- to take within, as one part of the intestine into an adjacent part; invaginate.
Origin of intussuscept
First recorded in 1825–35; back formation from intussusception
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- (tr; usually passive) pathol to turn or fold (an organ or a part) inwards; invaginate
- To take within, as in telescoping one part of the intestine into another; invaginate.
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