intorsion

intorsion

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

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

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intorsion (ɪnˈtɔːʃən)
 
n
botany a spiral twisting in plant stems or other parts

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intorsion in·tor·sion (ĭn-tôr'shən)
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. Also called conclination, negative declination.

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