Definitions for "Intussusception"
The reception of one part within another.
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.
Prolapse ("telescoping") of one section of bowel into an adjoining section.
The interposition of new particles of formative material among those already existing, as in a cell wall, or in a starch grain.
(biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall
Intussusception is the process whereby a new blood vessel is created by the splitting of an existing blood vessel in two. It is one of the three ways that blood vessels are known to be formed in the human body, the other two being angiogenesis and vasculogenesis.
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.