[in-tuh s-suh-sep-shuh n]
Origin of intussusception
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The mechanism of intussusception is probably not always the same.
The most common variety of intussusception is the ileo-ccal.
It is not a growth by accretion, as in crystallization, but by intussusception, as in life.The Breath of Life
In children difficulty of diagnosis may arise as between dysentery and intussusception.
The symptoms of intussusception generally come on suddenly, and indicate both intestinal obstruction and inflammation.
- pathol invagination of a tubular organ or part, esp the telescoping of one section of the intestinal tract into a lower section, causing obstruction
- biology growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposition of new material between the existing components of the cell wallCompare apposition (def. 3)
C18: from Latin intus within + susceptiō a taking up
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Word Origin and History for intussusception
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- Invagination, especially an infolding of one part of the intestine into another.
- Assimilation of new substances into the existing components of living tissue.introsusception
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