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descensus

 [de-sen´sus] (pl. descen´sus) (L.)
downward displacement or prolapse.
descensus tes´tis normal migration of the testis from its fetal position in the abdominal cavity to its location within the scrotum, usually during the last 3 months of gestation.
descensus u´teri prolapse of uterus.

de·scen·sus

(dē-sen'sŭs), The plural of this word is descensus, not descensi.
A falling away from a higher position.
See also: ptosis, procidentia.
Synonym(s): descent (1)
[L.]

descensus

/des·cen·sus/ (de-sen´sus) pl. descen´sus   [L.] downward displacement or prolapse.

descensus

[disen′səs]
the process of falling or descending. Also called prolapse.

de·scen·sus tes·tis

(dĕ-sen'sŭs tes'tis) [TA]
Descent of the testis from the abdomeninto the scrotum during the seventh and eighth months of intrauterine life.
See also: ptosis, procidentia
Synonym(s): descensus, descent (1) .

descensus

pl. descensus [L.] downward displacement or prolapse.

descensus testis
normal migration of the testis from its fetal position in the abdominal cavity to its location within the scrotum.
descensus uteri
prolapse of the uterus.
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En el caso de Rulfo, las caracteristicas propias del Descensus ad inferos van encadenadas en el texto: el camino en bajada, la necesidad de un guia debido a la complejidad del camino y sus bifurcaciones (13), el calor sofocante--'puro calor sin aire' (Rulfo 2002: 67)--, las animas en pena y, una vez alli, la dificultad o imposibilidad total de salida.
As majority of patients in this series were of genital prolapse (77%), so the most common presenting complaint was sense of descensus (77%).
Securing the uterine arteries can still be accomplished extraperitoneally until better descensus of the uterus is obtained.
Adicionalmente, conviene precisar que, para el analisis del descensus ad inferos de Orfeo, es preciso acudir a las fuentes latinas (Virg.
Segun Jeronimo de Rodas en el Descensus ad inferos se relataba que el filosofo de Samos habia encontrado el alma de Hesiodo atada a una columna de bronce y la de Homero colgada de un arbol y rodeada de serpientes; la causa: sus dichos acerca de los dioses (16).
After the Reformation, as before, a knock that could wake the dead from their sleep in a dark castle recalled the popular apocryphal legend of Christ's Descensus ad Infernos.
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The imagery of ostia is a fascinating one since it takes us back to the way the "Gospel of Nicodemus" and Jesus's Descensus ad Infernos is portrayed in iconography.
there are mainly ambiguous affirmations of Christ's descensus in 1 Peter 3:19-20, Matthew 27:52, and Hebrews 2:14-15, the latter verses referring to his participating in death "that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Revels Accounts under Henry VII, for instance, bear an entry showing that choirboys performed Christi Descensus ad Infernos at St.
The descensus ad infernum is emphasized throughout the novels through a plethora of images of the wood as the underworld, the otherworld, and a ghost wood.
For the writer, it is like being forced into a second descensus ad inferos (descent into hell); a dire strait requiring intestinal fortitude on her part.