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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus) v. - Slip or fall out of place, as of body parts.

Usage examples (34)
  • If the prolapse is severe, the valve leaflets can become disconnected from tendons that stretch between the leaflets and the heart muscle.
  • Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus.
  • 'prolapse' - according to the degree of surface coverage.
  • According to Carpentier,4 the term "prolapse" should for more
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