Prolapse definition

prō-lăps
(med.) To fall or slip out of place.
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To fall or slip out of place.
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The falling down or slipping out of place of an organ or part, such as the uterus.
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(med.) The falling or slipping out of place of an internal organ, as the uterus.
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The falling down or slipping out of place of an organ or part, such as the uterus.
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To fall or slip out of place.
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(intransitive) To move out of place; especially for an internal organ to protrude beyond its normal position.
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A moving out of place, especially a protrusion of an internal organ.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
prolapse
Plural:
prolapses

Origin of prolapse

  • Latin prōlābī prōlāps- to fall down prō- forward pro–1 lābī to fall

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition