Definition of prolapse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈprəʊlæps//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊlæps//
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a condition in which an organ of the body has slipped forward or down from its normal position Word Originmid 18th cent.: from Latin prolaps- ‘slipped forward’, from the verb prolabi, from pro- ‘forward, down’ + labi ‘to slip’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prolapse