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[in-tuh s-suh-sept] /ˌɪn təs səˈsɛpt/
verb (used with object)
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
Related forms
intussusceptive, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for intussuscept


(transitive; usually passive) (pathol) to turn or fold (an organ or a part) inwards; invaginate
Derived Forms
intussusceptive, adjective
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intussuscept in Medicine

intussuscept in·tus·sus·cept (ĭn'tə-sə-sěpt')
v. in·tus·sus·cept·ed, in·tus·sus·cept·ing, in·tus·sus·cepts
To take within, as in telescoping one part of the intestine into another; invaginate.

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