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


intorsion (plural intorsions)

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

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for intorsion in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)