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  • n. A winding, bending, or twisting.
  • n. The bending or twining of any part of a plant toward one side or the other, or in any direction from the vertical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A winding, bending, or twisting.
  • n. The bending or twining of any part of a plant toward one side or the other, or in any direction from the vertical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See intortion.

Etymologies

Latin intortio a curling, crisping: compare French intorsion. See intort, and compare intortion. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Note: the inferior oblique does extorsion (lateral rotation), the superior oblique does intorsion (medial rotation) "Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I don't always like being taught."

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  • The movements of the eye include: adduction (the pupil directing toward the nose); abduction (the pupil directed laterally); elevation (the pupil directed up); depression (the pupil directed down); intorsion (the top of the eye moving toward the nose); and extorsion (the superior aspect of the eye moving away from the nose).

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  • Intorsion means a twisting; spec. in Bot. the twisting of the stem of a plant.
    1964 S. Duke-Elder Parsons' Dis. Eye (ed. 14) xxviii. 446 An involuntary movement of torsion. Intorsion occurs when the upper pole of the cornea rotates nasally. Extorsion occurs when that pole rotates temporally.

    July 19, 2011

  • Twisting, twining.

    May 16, 2008