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vol·vu·lus

 (vŏl′vyə-ləs, vôl′-)
n.
Abnormal twisting of the intestine causing obstruction.

[New Latin, from Latin volvere, to turn; see volvox.]
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volvulus

(ˈvɒlvjʊləs)
n, pl -luses
(Pathology) pathol an abnormal twisting of the intestines causing obstruction
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin volvere to twist]
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vol•vu•lus

(ˈvɒl vyə ləs)

n., pl. -lus•es.
a twisting of the intestine, causing obstruction.
[1670–80; < New Latin, derivative of Latin volv(ere) to turn, twist]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volvulus - abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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vol·vu·lus

a. vólvulo, obstrucción intestinal causada por torsión o anudamiento del intestino en torno al mesenterio.
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volvulus

n vólvulo
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