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in·tus·sus·cep·tion

 (ĭn′tə-sə-sĕp′shən)
n.
1. Medicine Invagination, especially an infolding of one part of the intestine into another.
2. Biology Assimilation of new substances into the existing components of living tissue.

[Medieval Latin intussusceptiō, intussusceptiōn-, a taking in, admission, from intussusceptus, past participle of intussuscipere, to take in : Latin intus, within; see en in Indo-European roots + Latin suscipere, to take up (sub-, sub- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots).]

intussusception

(ˌɪntəssəˈsɛpʃən)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol invagination of a tubular organ or part, esp the telescoping of one section of the intestinal tract into a lower section, causing obstruction
2. (Biology) biology growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposition of new material between the existing components of the cell wall. Compare apposition3
[C18: from Latin intus within + susceptiō a taking up]

in•tus•sus•cep•tion

(ˌɪn təs səˈsɛp ʃən)

n.
1. a taking within.
2. Also called invagination. the slipping of one part within another, as of the intestine.
[1700–10; < Latin intus within + susceptiō an undertaking]

intussusception

the process by which food or other matter is taken into the body and converted into tissue. Also introsusception.intussusceptive, adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intussusception - the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surfaceintussusception - the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface; "the invagination of the blastula"
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.intussusception - (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
Translations

in·tus·sus·cep·tion

[MIM*147710]
n. intususcepción, invaginación tal como la de una porción del intestino que causa una obstrucción intestinal.

intussusception

n invaginación f intestinal