Intussusception

In`tus*sus*cep"tion

(?), n. [L. intus within + susception. Cf. Introsusception.]
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1. The reception of one part within another.
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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.
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3. (Bot.) The interposition of new particles of formative material among those already existing, as in a cell wall, or in a starch grain.
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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.
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Dead bodies increase by apposition; living bodies by intussusception.
McKendrick.
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