convolvulus

noun
con·vol·vu·lus | \kən-ˈväl-vyə-ləs, -ˈvȯl- also -ˈväv-yə- or -ˈvȯv-yə-\
plural convolvuluses or convolvuli\kən-ˈväl-vyə-ˌlī, -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

New Latin, from Latin convolvere

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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 \ : a plant of the genus Convolvulus

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