- an intussuscepting or being intussuscepted
- the process of taking in food or other foreign matter and interposing the tiny particles among those already present in the cell walls
Origin of intussusception; from Classical Latin intus, within (see intestine) + susceptio, a taking up ; from past participle of suscipere, to take up: see susceptible
- Medicine Invagination, especially an infolding of one part of the intestine into another.
- Biology Assimilation of new substances into the existing components of living tissue.
Origin of intussusceptionMedieval Latin intussuscepti&omacron;, intussuscepti&omacron;n-, a taking in, admission, from intussusceptus, past participle of intussuscipere, to take in : Latin intus, within; see en in Indo-European roots + Latin suscipere, to take up (sub-, sub- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots).
- (medicine) The invagination of one portion of a tubular anatomical structure (especially intestines or blood vessels) within the next.
From French intussusception, or directly from Latin intussusceptio, from intus ‘within’ + susceptio ‘susception’.