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1. intussusception

noun. the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface.

Synonyms

  • organic process
  • biological process
  • invagination
  • infolding

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • non-proliferation
  • wellness
  • ending

Etymology

  • intussusception (French)

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2. intussusception

noun. (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall.

Synonyms

  • maturation
  • ontogeny
  • ontogenesis
  • growing
  • development

Antonyms

  • cenogenesis
  • palingenesis
  • narrowing
  • decrease

Etymology

  • intussusception (French)

Sentences with intussusception


1. Noun, singular or mass
Obstruction can result from part of your pet's small intestine slipping into the next section -- known as intussusception -- or a case of intestinal twisting, or torsion.

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