[ in-tuhs-suh-sept ]
/ ˌɪn təs səˈsɛpt /
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verb (used with object)
to take within, as one part of the intestine into an adjacent part; invaginate.
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Origin of intussuscept
First recorded in 1825–35; back formation from intussusception
OTHER WORDS FROM intussusceptin·tus·sus·cep·tive, adjective
Words nearby intussuscept
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British Dictionary definitions for intussuscept
/ (ˌɪntəssəˈsɛpt) /
(tr; usually passive) pathol to turn or fold (an organ or a part) inwards; invaginate
Derived forms of intussusceptintussusceptive, adjective
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Medical 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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