Definition of Prolapse

1. Noun. The slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus).




2. Verb. Slip or fall out of place, as of body parts. "Prolapsed rectum"
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down

Definition of Prolapse

1. n. The falling down of a part through the orifice with which it is naturally connected, especially of the uterus or the rectum.

2. v. i. To fall down or out; to protrude.

Definition of Prolapse

1. Verb. (intransitive) To move out of place; especially for an internal organ to protrude beyond its normal position ¹

2. Noun. A moving out of place, especially a protrusion of an internal organ ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prolapse

1. to fall or slip out of place [v -LAPSED, -LAPSING, -LAPSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prolapse

prokinetic
prokinetics
proking
prolabor
prolactin
prolactinoma
prolactinomas
prolactinomata
prolactins
prolamin
prolamine
prolamines
prolamins
prolans
prolapse (current term)
prolapsed
prolapses
prolapsing
prolapsion
prolapsions
prolapsus
prolate
prolate cycloid
prolated
prolately
prolateness
prolates
prolaticity
prolating

Literary usage of Prolapse

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Mcd. Jour., 1907, ii, 812) states that rectal prolapse is a comparatively common affection among children. Of 50 consecutive cases he has found 22 to be ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"At present, fully six years after the accident, the point of prolapse is occupied by a perfectly flat white cicatrix, to which there is slight adherence of ..."

3. The Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Rectum and Anus by Charles Boyd Kelsey (1884)
"Second Variety: prolapse of all the Coats of the Rectum.—Third Variety: prolapse of the Upper Part of the Rectum into the Lower, or Invagination. ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"Local physical examination revealed a prolapse the size of a child's head; ... She has been suffering from a prolapse of the rectum, for a number of years. ..."

5. Obstetrics: a text-book for the use of students and practitioners by John Whitridge Williams (1904)
"It is customary to distinguish between presentation and prolapse of the funis or umbilical cord. In the former the cord can be palpated through the intact ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1891)
"prolapse of one wall—partial prolapse, as it has been styled—is often lost sight of ... A sudden attack of prolapse, being overcome by proper means and the ..."

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