intorsion

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

Origin of intorsion

1
1750–60; alteration of Late Latin intortiōn- (stem of intortiō). See in-2, torsion

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British Dictionary definitions for intorsion

intorsion

/ (ɪnˈtɔːʃən) /


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

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