Adjective "prolapsed" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A slipping forward or down of a part or organ of the body.
  1. 'Uterine prolapse is associated with incontinence, vaginitis, cystitis and, possibly, uterine malignancy.'
  2. 'Other causes include rectal prolapse, diarrheal states, radiation injury to the rectum and overflow fecal incontinence secondary to impaction.'
  3. 'Prolapse is sometimes evident only when he is seated.'
  4. 'Patients with pelvic organ prolapse have three treatment options: nonsurgical approaches, surgical approaches, and observation.'
  5. 'Pelvic floor exercises may limit the progression of mild prolapse and alleviate mild prolapse symptoms such as low back ache and pelvic pressure.'
  6. 'Cord prolapse and trapped fetal parts are unpredictable complications.'
  7. 'The cord complications seen in their study were thrombosis, cord prolapse, umbilical vessel rupture, true knot, and cord encirclement with strangulation.'
  8. 'Videodefecography is specifically designed to evaluate evacuatory disorders such as rectal prolapse and rectocele.'
  9. 'Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and mitral valve prolapse with valvular regurgitation are associated with moderately increased risk.'
  10. 'Protrusion of tissue through the anus may be due to hemorrhoids, mucosal prolapse, polyps or other lesions.'


(of a part or organ of the body) slip forward or down.
  1. 'Polyps are visualized as pale, grapelike structures prolapsing into the nasal cavity from the middle meatus.'
  2. 'The lesion moved with the pulmonary valve and prolapsed back and forth across the valve, suggesting a cardiac tumor.'
  3. 'He discovered, however, that she had a transverse lie and a prolapsed arm.'
  4. 'It strengthens energy, digestion and the respiratory system, easing fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, diarrhea and prolapsed organs.'
  5. 'Fourth degree haemorrhoids are prolapsed and incarcerated.'
  6. 'Haemorrhoids that remain prolapsed may develop thrombosis and gangrene.'
  7. 'The mass protruded from the mouth on crying and then prolapsed in the oral cavity.'
  8. 'The uterus may hurt if there are fibroid growths, the uterus is tilted or if the uterus prolapses into the vagina.'
  9. 'Echocardiography revealed a thin, mobile mass at the level of the pulmonary valve that prolapsed through the valve during diastole.'
  10. 'Internal hemorrhoids, because they start above the dentate line, are not painful even if prolapsed or thrombosed.'

More definitions

1. Pathology. a falling down of an organ or part, as the uterus, from its normal position. verb (used without object), prolapsed, prolapsing.

2. to fall or slip down or out of place.

More examples(as adjective)

"discs can be prolapsed."


(prolapse)Mid 18th century: from Latin prolaps- ‘slipped forward’, from the verb prolabi, from pro- ‘forward, down’ + labi ‘to slip’.