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intorsion

[in-tawr-shuh n]
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noun
  1. a twisting about an axis or fixed point, as of the stem of a plant.
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Origin of intorsion

1750–60; alteration of Late Latin intortiōn- (stem of intortiō). See in-2, torsion
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British Dictionary definitions for intorsion

intorsion

noun
  1. botany a spiral twisting in plant stems or other parts
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intorsion in Medicine

intorsion

(ĭn-tôrshən)
n.
  1. The inward rotation of a limb or an organ.
  2. The inward convergent rotation of the upper pole of the vertical meridian of each eye.conclination negative declination
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