Volvulus definition

vŏlvyə-ləs, vôl-
Abnormal twisting of the intestine causing obstruction.
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A twisting or displacement of the intestines resulting in intestinal obstruction.
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Abnormal twisting of the intestine causing obstruction.
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Obstruction of the bowel in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
volvulus
Plural:
volvuli

Origin of volvulus

  • New Latin from Latin volvere to turn volvox

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