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Meaning of PROLAPSE

Pronunciation:  'prowlaps

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
  2. [v]  slip or fall out of place, as of body parts; "prolapsed rectum"

PROLAPSE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: descensus, prolapsus
 See Also: come down, descend, descensus uteri, disability, disablement, enteroptosis, fall, glossoptosis, go down, handicap, impairment, metroptosis, nephroptosia, nephroptosis, ptosis, ureterocele, urethrocele



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*lapse"\, n. [L. prolapsus, fr. prolapsus, p. p. of
    prolabi to fall forward; pro forward + labi to glide, fall.]
    The falling down of a part through the orifice with which it
    is naturally connected, especially of the uterus or the
    rectum. --Dunglison.
  2. \Pro*lapse"\, v. i.
    To fall down or out; to protrude.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: condition that occurs when a body part slips from its normal position.