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Torsion

torsion

1. (Science: surgery) A type of mechanical stress, whereby the external forces (load) twist an object about its axis.

2. (Science: ophthalmology) Any rotation of the vertical corneal meridians.

Origin: L. Torsio, torquere = to twist


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Book recommendation for exam

... honey bees). 10. Mollusca : Feeding, respiration, locomotion, shell diversiy; general features and life history of Lamellidens, Pila and Sepia, torsion and detorsion in gastropods. 11. Echinodermata : Feeding, respiration, locomotion larval forms; general features and life history of Asterias. ...

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by bertstare
Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:19 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Book recommendation for exam
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Animal Name Game!

Is it a cephalopod? Is it a cuddlefish? Is it a squid? Is it a octopus? Torsion is the process a Gastropod goes through when it moved it's body about 180 degrees so it ends up pooping on it's head. (I've read slugs go through torsion, but then reverse it.)

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by February Beetle
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
Replies: 312
Views: 142613

Animal Name Game!

Does it have an outer shell? Does it go through torsion? Is it a filter feeder? Is it a predator?

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by February Beetle
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:02 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
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Views: 142613

Body's electrical current

... to an improved understanding and control of the electron transfer process. http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/Abstracts2006/chem.htm ghost=torsion -NADAS

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by Nadas Moksha
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:49 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body's electrical current
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Views: 65658

The Fiber Disease

evening DISINFO greetings from a self confessed quack ....hell i blame it all a purist logic and the Hadron physics of Torsion Fields ............ carefull with those tin hats and such for they appeare to amplify the induced signal..... as Ali Rahimi states............The helmets ...

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by Nadas Moksha
Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:54 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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