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Intussusception definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTUSSUSCEPTION, n. The falling of one part of an intestine into another, or the passing of one part within another, causing a duplicature of the intestine.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface; "the invagination of the blastula" [syn: invagination, introversion, intussusception, infolding]
2: (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Latin intus within + susception-, susceptio action of undertaking, from suscipere to take up more at susceptible Date: 1707 a drawing in of something from without: as a. invagination; especially the slipping of a length of intestine into an adjacent portion usually producing obstruction b. the assimilation of new material and its dispersal among preexistent matter intussusceptive adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 Med. the inversion of one portion of the intestine within another. 2 Bot. the deposition of new cellulose particles in a cell wall, to increase the surface area of the cell. Etymology: F intussusception or mod.L intussusceptio f. L intus within + susceptio f. suscipere take up

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Intussusception In`tus*sus*cep"tion, n. [L. intus within + susception. Cf. Introsusception.] 1. The reception of one part within another. 2. (Med.) The abnormal reception or slipping of a part of a tube, by inversion and descent, within a contiguous part of it; specifically, the reception or slipping of the upper part of the small intestine into the lower; introsusception; invagination. --Dunglison. 3. (Bot.) The interposition of new particles of formative material among those already existing, as in a cell wall, or in a starch grain. 4. (Physiol.) The act of taking foreign matter, as food, into a living body; the process of nutrition, by which dead matter is absorbed by the living organism, and ultimately converted into the organized substance of its various tissues and organs. Dead bodies increase by apposition; living bodies by intrussusception. --McKendrick.



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