\ɪnvˌad͡ʒɪnˈe͡ɪʃən], \ɪnvˌadʒɪnˈeɪʃən], \ɪ_n_v_ˌa_dʒ_ɪ_n_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
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Intussusceptio. Also, an operation, which consists in introducing one end of a divided intestine into the other, with the view of restoring the continuity of the intestinal canal. The name Invagination is, likewise, given to an operation for the radical cure of crural hernia, which consists in introducing into the crural canal a thick tent of charpie, the effect of which is, by compression and adhesive inflammation, to obliterate the neck of the hernial sac. - Nysten.
By Robley Dunglison
By Alexander Duane
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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- someone who saves something from danger or violence One who recovers. The demandant in a common recovery, after judgment has been given his favor.