- a twisting, coiling, or winding together
- a convoluted condition
- a fold, twist, or coil of something convoluted; specif., any of the irregular folds or ridges on the surface of the brain
Origin of convolutionMedieval Latin convolutio from Classical Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere: see convolve
- A form or part that is folded or coiled.
- One of the convex folds of the surface of the brain.
From Latin convolutus (“to roll together”), past participle of convolvere, from con- + volvere (“to roll”).