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- n. The act of acquiring or being given a curved form; a curving or bending; any instance of this.
- n. Bowing in reverence or worship.
- n. The state of being curved or bent; any curved shape or formation; curvature; a curve; a bend.
- n. A curving inwards; the condition of being curved inwards.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of bending, or curving.
- n. The state of being bent or curved; curvature.
- n. The act of bowing, or bending the body, in respect or reverence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of incurving or bending.
- n. The state of being incurved or bent; curvature, as of the spine; crookedness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the action of creating a curved shape
- n. a shape that curves or bends inward
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Among the older writers who describe incurvation or torsion of the penis are Arantius, 6.435 the Ephemerides, Haenel, *  Petit, 6.436 Schurig, Tulpius, 6.437 and Zacchias.
Among the older writers who describe incurvation or torsion of the penis are
Our mutual malice and animosities which have caused this incurvation.
No distinct difference was perceptible; certainly none in the degree of incurvation; but the incurvation round the bits of sponge lasted rather longer, as might perhaps have been expected from the sponge remaining damp and supplying nitrogenous matter for a longer time.
Another fly was now put on the same spot to see whether this leaf, on which the first fly had been left 24 hrs., would move again; after 10 hrs. there was a trace of incurvation, but this did not increase during the next 24 hrs.
The incurvation increased slightly during the next 4 1/2 hrs., but remained nearly the same for the next 17 hrs.
This incurvation serves, as already shown, to prevent insects from being washed away by the rain; but it likewise serves for another end.
We have seen that insects washed down by the rain from all parts of the leaf often lodge within the margins, which are thus excited to curl farther inwards; and we may suspect that this action, many times repeated during the life of the plant, leads to their permanent and well-marked incurvation.
With the second leaf there was a trace of incurvation in
The incurvation thus caused lasted for an unusually short time.
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