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EnglishEdit

 
Schematic presentation of intestinal intussusception.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French intussusception, or directly from Latin intussusceptiō, from intus (within) + susceptiō (susception).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪntəsəˈsɛpʃən/

NounEdit

intussusception (countable and uncountable, plural intussusceptions)

  1. (rare) Absorption.
  2. (medicine) The invagination of one portion of a tubular anatomical structure (especially intestines or blood vessels) within the next.