intussuscept

[ in-tuhs-suh-sept ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to take within, as one part of the intestine into an adjacent part; invaginate.

Origin of intussuscept

1
First recorded in 1825–35; back formation from intussusception

Other words from intussuscept

  • in·tus·sus·cep·tive, adjective

Words Nearby intussuscept

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British Dictionary definitions for intussuscept

intussuscept

/ (ˌɪntəssəˈsɛpt) /


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

Derived forms of intussuscept

  • intussusceptive, adjective

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