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Intorsion

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Intorsion

1. A winding, bending, or twisting.

2. (Science: botany) The bending or twining of any part of a plant toward one side or the other, or in any direction from the vertical.

Origin: L. Intortio a curling, crisping: cf. F. Intorsion. See Intort, and cf. Intortion.