[in-tuh s-suh-sept]

Origin of intussuscept

First recorded in 1825–35; back formation from intussusception
Related formsin·tus·sus·cep·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for intussuscept


  1. (tr; usually passive) pathol to turn or fold (an organ or a part) inwards; invaginate
Derived Formsintussusceptive, adjective
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intussuscept in Medicine


  1. To take within, as in telescoping one part of the intestine into another; invaginate.
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