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Meaning of intussusception

in•tus•sus•cep•tion

Pronunciation: (in"tus-su-sep'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a taking within.
  2. growth of a cell wall by the deposition of new particles among the existing particles of the wall. Cf. apposition (def. 4).
  3. Also calledthe slipping of one part within another, as of the intestine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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