[in-tawr-shuh n]


a twisting about an axis or fixed point, as of the stem of a plant.

Nearby words

  1. intonaco,
  2. intonate,
  3. intonation,
  4. intonation pattern,
  5. intone,
  6. intorted,
  7. intortor,
  8. intortus,
  9. intourist,
  10. intown

Origin of intorsion

1750–60; alteration of Late Latin intortiōn- (stem of intortiō). See in-2, torsion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for intorsion



botany a spiral twisting in plant stems or other parts
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Medicine definitions for intorsion




The inward rotation of a limb or an organ.
The inward convergent rotation of the upper pole of the vertical meridian of each eye.conclination negative declination

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