|1.||a. the twisting of a part by application of equal and opposite torques at either end|
|b. the condition of twist and shear stress produced by a torque on a part or component|
|2.||the act of twisting or the state of being twisted|
|[C15: from Old French, from medical Latin torsiō griping pains, from Latin torquēre to twist, torture]|
torsion tor·sion (tôr'shən)
A twisting or rotation of a part on its long axis.
Twisting of the cut end of an artery to arrest hemorrhage.
Ocular rotation around the anteroposterior axis.