[in-tuh s-suh-sep-shuh n]
Origin of intussusception
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The most common variety of intussusception is the ileo-ccal.
The mechanism of intussusception is probably not always the same.
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.
In this case the paretic segment forms the outer or receiving layer of the intussusception.
- 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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