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prolapse

[n. proh-laps, proh-laps; v. proh-laps] /n. proʊˈlæps, ˈproʊ læps; v. proʊˈlæps/
noun
1.
Pathology. a falling down of an organ or part, as the uterus, from its normal position.
verb (used without object), prolapsed, prolapsing.
2.
to fall or slip down or out of place.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Late Latin prōlāpsus a slipping forth. See pro-1, lapse
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  • They are also used to reduce the risk of infective endocarditis in patients with mitral valve prolapse who are having dental work.
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prolapse

/ˈprəʊlæps; prəʊˈlæps/
noun
1.
Also called prolapsus (prəʊˈlæpsəs). the sinking or falling down of an organ or part, esp the womb Compare proptosis
verb (intransitive)
2.
(of an organ, etc) to sink from its normal position
Word Origin
C17: from Latin prōlābi to slide along, from pro-1 + lābī to slip
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Word Origin and History for prolapse
v.

1736, from Latin prolapsus, past participle of prolabi "glide fdorward, slide along, slip forward or down;" see pro- + lapse (n.). As a noun from 1808.

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prolapse in Medicine

prolapse pro·lapse (prō-lāps')
v. pro·lapsed, pro·laps·ing, pro·laps·es
To fall or slip out of place, as of an organ or part. n. or pro·lap·sus (prō-lāp'səs) (prō'lāps', prō-lāps')
The falling down or slipping out of place of an organ or part, such as the uterus.

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