from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Abnormal twisting of the intestine causing obstruction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Obstruction of the bowel in which a loop of bowel has abnormally twisted on itself.
New Latin, from Latin volvere, to turn; see volvox.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)