intervolution

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin inter (between), from volvere (to roll).

Noun[edit]

intervolution (plural intervolutions)

  1. (rare) The state of being intervolved or coiled up; a convolution; as, the intervolutions of a snake
    • 1850. Nathaniel Hawthorne. The Scarlet Letter
      A writhing horror twisted itself across his features, like a snake gliding swiftly over them, and making one little pause, with all its wreathed intervolutions in open sight.

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