Intussusception In`tus*sus*cep"tion, n. [L. intus within + susception. Cf. {Introsusception}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The reception of one part within another. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) The interposition of new particles of formative material among those already existing, as in a cell wall, or in a starch grain. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Dead bodies increase by apposition; living bodies by intussusception. --McKendrick. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Intussusception — may refer to: * Intussusception (medical disorder) * Intussusception (blood vessel growth) …   Wikipedia

  • intussusception — intussusception. См. интуссусцепция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • Intussusception — Intussusception, lat. deutsch, Aufnahme in das Innere, besonders Aneignung fremder Stoffe durch den Organismus; Einsaugung; die Einstülpung eines Darms in den andern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • intussusception — 1707, lit. a taking in, from L. intus “within” (see ENTO (Cf. ento )) + susceptionem “a taking up” (see SUSCEPTIBLE (Cf. susceptible)) …   Etymology dictionary

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