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

New Latin, from Latin convolvere

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“Convolvulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/convolvulus. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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