from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To fall or slip out of place.
- n. The falling down or slipping out of place of an organ or part, such as the uterus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move out of place; especially for an internal organ to protrude beyond its normal position
- n. A moving out of place, especially a protrusion of an internal organ
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The falling down of a part through the orifice with which it is naturally connected, especially of the uterus or the rectum.
- intransitive v. To fall down or out; to protrude.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fall down or out: chiefly a medical term. See prolapse, n.
- n. In pathology, a falling down of some part of the body, as the uterus or rectum, from the position which it normally occupies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Latin prōlābī, prōlāps-, to fall down : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + lābī, to fall.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)