convolvulus

noun
con·​vol·​vu·​lus | \ kən-ˈväl-vyə-ləs How to pronounce convolvulus (audio) , -ˈvȯl- also -ˈväv-yə- or -ˈvȯv-yə- \
plural convolvuluses or convolvuli\ kən-​ˈväl-​vyə-​ˌlī How to pronounce convolvulus (audio) , -​ˌlē , -​ˈvȯl-​ also  -​ˈväv-​yə-​ or  -​ˈvȯv-​yə-​ \

Definition of convolvulus

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

First Known Use of convolvulus

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for convolvulus

borrowed from New Latin, genus name, going back to Latin convolvolus "bindweed (Calystegia sepium or a related species)," from convolvere "to roll round or up, coil, twist, wrap round" + -olus, noun suffix, usually with diminutive value — more at convolve

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“Convolvulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convolvulus. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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convolvulus

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

Medical Definition of convolvulus

1 capitalized : a genus of erect trailing or twining herbs and shrubs (family Convolvulaceae) chiefly of temperate regions
2 plural convolvuluses or convolvuli\ -​ˌlī, -​ˌlē How to pronounce convolvulus (audio) \ : a plant of the genus Convolvulus

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