Con`vo*lu"tion (?), n.


The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion.

O'er the calm sea, in convolution swift, The feathered eddy floats. Thomson.


The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together; a tortuous or sinuous winding or fold, as of something rolled or folded upon itself.


3. Anat.

An irregular, tortuous folding of an organ or part; as, the convolutions of the intestines; the cerebral convolutions. See Brain.


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