Conjugate rotation of the upper poles of each cornea inward. [L. in-torqueo, pp. tortus, to twist]

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in·tor·sion or in·tor·tion in-'tȯr-shən n inward rotation (as of a body part) about an axis or a fixed point esp rotation of the eye around its anteroposterior axis so that the upper part moves toward the nose compare EXTORSION
in·tor·sion·al -'tȯr-sh(ə-)nəl adj
in·tort·ed -'tȯrt-əd adj

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in·tor·sion (in-torґshən) [L. in toward + torsio twisting] inward rotation of the upper pole of the vertical meridian of each eye; called also adtorsion and conclination. Cf. extorsion.

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  • intorsion — [ɛ̃tɔʀsjɔ̃] n. f. ÉTYM. 1839, Boiste; de 2. in , et torsion. ❖ 1 Bot. Enroulement de dehors en dedans. ⇒ Involution. || L intorsion d une feuille. 2 Physiol. Rotation du globe oculaire vers l intérieur (du côté nasal) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • intorsión — Eng. Intorsion Ver incicloducción …   Diccionario de oftalmología

  • intorsion — /in tawr sheuhn/, n. a twisting about an axis or fixed point, as of the stem of a plant. [1750 60; alter. of LL intortion (s. of intortio). See IN2 , TORSION] * * * …   Universalium

  • intorsion — (in tor sion) s. f. Terme d histoire naturelle. Action de s entortiller autour d un corps, de dehors en dedans. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. in, en, dedans, et torsion …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Intorsion — In|tor|si|on die; , en <aus gleichbed. spätlat. intorsio> (veraltet) Verdrehung, Umdrehung …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • intorsion — n. twisting, curving around (of a plant stem or point or axis of rotation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intorsion — in·tor·sion …   English syllables

  • intorsion — /ɪnˈtɔʃən/ (say in tawshuhn) noun a twisting or winding, as of the stem of a plant. {Latin intortiōn , stem of intortiō action of curling} …   Australian English dictionary

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