convolvulus


con·vol·vu·lus

noun \kən-ˈväl-vyə-ləs, -ˈvl- also -ˈväv-yə- or -ˈvv-yə-\
plural con·vol·vu·lus·es or con·vol·vu·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of CONVOLVULUS

:  any of a genus (Convolvulus) of erect, trailing, or twining herbs and shrubs of the morning-glory family

Origin of CONVOLVULUS

New Latin, from Latin convolvere
First Known Use: 1548

con·vol·vu·lus

noun \-ˈväl-vyə-ləs, -ˈvl- also -ˈväv-yə-, -ˈvv-yə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONVOLVULUS

1
capitalized : a genus of erect trailing or twining herbs and shrubs (family Convolvulaceae) chiefly of temperate regions
2
plural con·vol·vu·lus·es or con·vol·vu·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\ : a plant of the genus Convolvulus

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