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volvulus (n.)

knotting of the bowels, 1670s, medical Latin, from Latin volvere "to turn, twist," from PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve." Compare ileus, from Greek, from the same root and meaning the same thing.

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Definitions of volvulus

volvulus (n.)
abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction;
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