circumvolution

noun
cir·​cum·​vo·​lu·​tion | \ sər-ˌkəm-və-ˈlü-shən How to pronounce circumvolution (audio) , ˌsər-kəm-vō- \

Definition of circumvolution

: an act or instance of turning around an axis

First Known Use of circumvolution

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for circumvolution

Middle English circumvolucioun, from Medieval Latin circumvolution-, circumvolutio, from Latin circumvolvere to revolve, from circum- + volvere to roll — more at voluble

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“Circumvolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumvolution. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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