involution

[ in-vuh-loo-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn vəˈlu ʃən /

noun

Origin of involution

First recorded in 1605–15, involution is from the Medieval Latin word involūtiōn- (stem of involūtiō). See involute, -ion
Related formssu·per·in·vo·lu·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for superinvolution

involution

/ (ˌɪnvəˈluːʃən) /

noun

Derived Formsinvolutional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for superinvolution

involution


n.

late 14c., from Latin involutionem (nominative involutio) "a rolling up," noun of action from past participle stem of involvere (see involve). Related: Involutional.

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Medicine definitions for superinvolution (1 of 2)

superinvolution

[ sōō′pər-ĭn′və-lōōshən ]

n.

A reduction in the size of the uterus after childbirth to below its normal size.hyperinvolution

Medicine definitions for superinvolution (2 of 2)

involution

[ ĭn′və-lōōshən ]

n.

A decrease in size of an organ, as of the uterus following childbirth.
The ingrowth and curling inward of a group of cells, as in the formation of a gastrula from a blastula.
A progressive decline or degeneration of normal physiological functioning occurring as a result of the aging process.catagenesis
Related formsin′vo•lution•al adj.
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Science definitions for superinvolution

involution

[ ĭn′və-lōōshən ]

A mathematical operation, such as negation, which, when applied to itself, returns the original number.
The ingrowth and curling inward of a group of cells, as in the formation of a gastrula from a blastula.
A decrease in size of an organ, as of the uterus following childbirth.
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