Definition of Volvulus

1. Noun. Abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction.

Generic synonyms: Pathology



Definition of Volvulus

1. n. The spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic.

2. n. The spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic.

Definition of Volvulus

1. Noun. Obstruction of the bowel in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself. ¹

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Definition of Volvulus

1. a twisting of the intestine that causes obstruction [n -LI or -LUSES]

Medical Definition of Volvulus

1. The spasmodic contraction of the intestines which causes colic. Any twisting or displacement of the intestines causing obstruction; ileus. See Ileus. Origin: NL, fr. L. Volvere to turn about, to roll. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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volvulus (current term)
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vomer bone
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vomerine cartilage
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