convolvulus

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noun con·vol·vu·lus \kən-ˈväl-vyə-ləs, -ˈvȯl- also -ˈväv-yə- or -ˈvȯv-yə-\

Definition of convolvulus

plural

convolvuluses

or

convolvuli

play \kən-ˈväl-vyə-ˌlī, -ˌlē, -ˈvȯl- also -ˈväv-yə- or -ˈvȯv-yə-\
  1. :  any of a genus (Convolvulus) of erect, trailing, or twining herbs and shrubs of the morning-glory family

Origin and Etymology of convolvulus

New Latin, from Latin convolvere


Medical Dictionary

convolvulus

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noun con·vol·vu·lus \-ˈväl-vyə-ləs, -ˈvȯl- also -ˈväv-yə-, -ˈvȯv-yə-\

Medical Definition of convolvulus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of erect trailing or twining herbs and shrubs (family Convolvulaceae) chiefly of temperate regions

  2. 2plural convolvuluses or convolvuli \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\play :  a plant of the genus Convolvulus


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