Circumvolution Definition

sər-kŭmvə-lo͝oshən, sûrkəm-vō-
The act of rolling or turning around a center or axis.
Webster's New World
A fold, twist, or spiral.
Webster's New World
A circuitous course or form.
Webster's New World

Origin of Circumvolution

  • Middle English circumvolucioun from Medieval Latin circumvolūtiō circumvolūtiōn- from Latin circumvolūtus past participle of circumvolvere to roll around circumvolve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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