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Medical Term:

intussusception

Pronunciation: in'tus-sus-sep'shun

Definition:

  1. The taking up or receiving of one part within another, especially the enfolding of one segment of the intestine within another.
  2. Often, specifically, the process of incorporation of new material in the growth of the cell wall.

Synonym(s): introsusception

[L. intus, within, + sus-cipio, to take up, fr. sub + capio, to take]

See Also: introversion, invagination

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