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intussusception

[ in-tuhs-suh-sep-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn təs səˈsɛp ʃən /
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noun
a taking within.
Biology. growth of a cell wall by the deposition of new particles among the existing particles of the wall.Compare apposition (def. 4).
Also called invagination. Pathology. the slipping of one part within another, as of the intestine.
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Origin of intussusception

1700–10; <Latin intus within + susceptiōn- (stem of susceptiō) an undertaking, equivalent to suscept(us), past participle of suscipere (see susceptible) + -iōn--ion

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British Dictionary definitions for intussusception

intussusception
/ (ˌɪntəssəˈsɛpʃən) /

noun
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)

Word Origin for intussusception

C18: from Latin intus within + susceptiō a taking up
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