- a rolled up or coiled condition.
- a rolling or coiling together.
- a turn of anything coiled; whorl.
- Anatomy. one of the sinuous folds or ridges of the surface of the brain.
Origin of convolution
Synonyms for convolution
Related Words for convolutionsundulation, complexity, contortion, twist, intricacy, winding, gyration, swirl, coil, involution, sinuosity, helix, curlicue, serpentine, snaking
Examples from the Web for convolutions
Contemporary Examples of convolutions
Elsewhere on this website, Andrew Sullivan has brilliantly designated these convolutions as a “tic of his generation.”Stephen Schiff: My (Relatively Small) Crime Against Gore Vidal
August 2, 2012
Historical Examples of convolutions
Her hair, in its dips and convolutions, was altogether a puzzle.Free Air
The convolutions of the brain were narrow, and very strongly marked.Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart
John Collins Warren
The convolutions of the brain structure also appear during this month.Sex
In some cases all the convolutions are visible, as in Operculina (Fig. 16).The Ocean World:
Hence the intestine is forced to form coils or convolutions.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
- a twisting together; a turn, twist, or coil
- an intricate, involved, or confused matter or condition
- Also called: gyrus any of the numerous convex folds or ridges of the surface of the brain
- A form or part that is folded or coiled.
- One of the convex folds of the surface of the brain.