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volvuli

volvuli is a plural form of volvulus

volvulus

Definition:

abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plurals:

volvuli | volvuluses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

modern or medieval Latin, from Latin volvere "to roll"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Volvulus

a bowel obstruction where the loop of bowel has completely twisted around its site of mesenteric attachment. volvulus neonatorum ; volvulus of the small intestine ; volvulus of the caecum, also cecal volvulus ; sigmoid colon volvulus ; volvulus of the ... (41 of 1458 words, 2 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

volvulus [pathology]

twisting of a portion of the digestive tract on its mesentery, resulting in intestinal obstruction, severe pain, distension of the involved segment, ... (22 of 84 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/632674​/volvulus

Collins Dictionary:

volvulus [pathology] | volvuluses [plural]

an abnormal twisting of the intestines causing obstruction (8 of 183 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/volvulus

Oxford Dictionary:

volvulus | volvuli [plural] | volvuluses [plural]

Syllabification: (vol·vu·lus) | [medicine] | an obstruction caused by twisting of the stomach or intestine. (13 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/volvulus

volvulus [medicine] | volvuli [plural] | volvuluses [plural]

an obstruction caused by twisting of the stomach or intestine (10 of 49 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/volvulus

Merriam-Webster:

volvulus

a twisting of the intestine upon itself that causes obstruction (10 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/volvulus

New World Dictionary:

volvulus

a twisting or displacement of the intestines resulting in intestinal obstruction (11 of 23 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

volvulus

Abnormal twisting of the intestine causing obstruction. (7 of 22 words, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

volvulus [pathology] | volvuluses [plural]

a torsion, or twisting, of the intestine, causing intestinal obstruction. (10 of 18 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/volvulus

Wiktionary:

volvulus | volvuli [plural]

Obstruction of the bowel in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself. (15 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/volvulus

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pathology

study of the cause of disease and the modifications in cellular function and changes in cellular structure produced in any cell, organ, or part of the ... (26 of 137 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0837852​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pathology [uncountable]

the study of the causes of diseases and how they affect people ; the way that a particular disease develops in someone (22 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pathology

Cambridge Dictionary:

pathology

the scientific study of disease (5 of 10 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pathology

Encarta Dictionary:

volvulus | volvuli [plural]

a twisting of the digestive tract that leads to partial or complete obstruction and a reduction in blood supply (19 of 44 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732400​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

volvulus | volvuli [plural] | volvuluses [plural]

First use: late 17th century

Origin: modern or medieval Latin, from Latin volvere "to roll"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/volvulus

volvulus [medicine] | volvuli [plural] | volvuluses [plural]

Origin: late 17th century: modern or medieval Latin, from Latin volvere "to roll"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/volvulus

Collins Dictionary:

volvulus [pathology] | volvuluses [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from New Latin, from Latin volvere to twist

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/volvulus

New World Dictionary:

volvulus

Origin: Modern Latin from Latin volvere, to roll: see "walk"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

volvulus

Origin: New Latin, from Latin volvere, to turn; see "volvox".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/volvulus

Merriam-Webster:

volvulus

First use: 1679

Origin: New Latin, from Latin volvere

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/volvulus

Encarta Dictionary:

volvulus | volvuli [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: medieval Latin from Latin volvere "to roll"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732400​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

volvulus [pathology] | volvuluses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "volvulus"

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the Free Dictionary:

volvulus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "volvulus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "volvulus"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "volvulus" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/volvulus

Google Dictionary:

volvulus | volvuli [plural] | volvuluses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "volvulus"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

volvulus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "volvulus"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=9​volvu​01 word=volvulus

YourDictionary Audio:

volvulus

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "volvulus" by speech synthesizer

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