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PROLAPSE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does prolapse mean? 

PROLAPSE (noun)
  The noun PROLAPSE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PROLAPSE used as a noun is very rare.


PROLAPSE (verb)
  The verb PROLAPSE has 1 sense:

1. slip or fall out of place, as of body parts

  Familiarity information: PROLAPSE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROLAPSE (noun)


Sense 1prolapse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

descensus; prolapse; prolapsus

Hypernyms ("prolapse" is a kind of...):

disability; disablement; handicap; impairment (the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prolapse"):

enteroptosis (an abnormally downward position of the intestines in the abdominal cavity)

glossoptosis (abnormal downward or back placement of the tongue)

descensus uteri; metroptosis (prolapse of the uterus)

nephroptosia; nephroptosis (prolapse of the kidney)

ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness)

ureterocele (prolapse of the end of the ureter into the bladder; may obstruct urine flow)

urethrocele (prolapse of the urethra into the vagina)


PROLAPSE (verb)


Sense 1prolapse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slip or fall out of place, as of body parts

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

prolapsed rectum

Hypernyms (to "prolapse" is one way to...):

come down; descend; fall; go down (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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