n. & v.
—n. (also prolapsus)
1 the forward or downward displacement of a part or organ.
2 the prolapsed part or organ, esp. the womb or rectum.
—v.intr. undergo prolapse.
Etymology: L prolabi prolaps- (as PRO-(1), labi slip)

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  • prolapse — n. downward displacement of an organ or tissue from its normal position, usually the result of weakening of the supporting tissues. Prolapse of the uterus and/or vagina is, in most cases, caused by stretching and/or tearing of the supporting… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • prolapse — UK [ˈprəʊlæps] / US [proʊˈlæps] noun [countable] Word forms prolapse : singular prolapse plural prolapses medical a medical condition in which an organ in your body moves out of its usual position Derived word: prolapsed UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

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