a twisting or displacement of the intestines resulting in intestinal obstruction
Origin of volvulusModern Latin ; from Classical Latin volvere, to roll: see walk
Abnormal twisting of the intestine causing obstruction.
Origin of volvulusNew Latin, from Latin volvere, to turn; see volvox.
- Obstruction of the bowel in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself.