[ 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

in·tus·sus·cep·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for intussuscept


/ (ˌɪntəssəˈsɛpt) /


(tr; usually passive) pathol to turn or fold (an organ or a part) inwards; invaginate

Derived Forms

intussusceptive, adjective
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Medicine definitions for intussuscept


[ ĭn′tə-sə-sĕpt ]


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