- 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 intussusceptionfrom 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 intussusceptiō intussusceptiōn- 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’.