[ in-tawr-shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈtɔr ʃən /


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

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

/ (ɪnˈtɔːʃən) /


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

[ ĭn-tôrshən ]


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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