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Convolution


/ˌkänvəˈlo͞oSHən/

Noun

1. A coiling or rolling of an organ. (biology-online.org)

2. Specifically, a gyrus of the cerebral or cerebellar cortex. (biology-online.org)

3. A coil or twist, esp. one of many. (Google Dictionary)

4. A thing that is complex and difficult to follow. (Google Dictionary)

5. The shape of something rotating; a vortex. (wiktionary.org)

Word origin: From Latin convolutus (“to roll together”), past participle of convolvere, from con- + volvere (“to roll”).


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