verb (used without object), pro·lapsed, pro·laps·ing.
Origin of prolapse
Related Words for prolapseslide, plunge, crash, collapse, tumble, dive, subside, settle, cascade, plummet, swoop, slip, penetrate, disembark, trickle, dip, stumble, sink, slope, declivity
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Historical Examples of prolapse
After operation the chief danger is prolapse of the iris into the wound.
Wounds at the edge of the cornea are often followed by prolapse of the iris.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
W. G. Aitchison Robertson
When these are used, the same plan as that mentioned in case of prolapse in children should be pursued.
The bowel should be searched for polypi or hemorrhoids, and the prolapse may be cured by the removal of the irritating cause.
In obstinate cases of prolapse Agnew48 recommends the use of a rectal obturator or the use of a hemorrhoidal truss.