convolvulus

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-\
: 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

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 play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\ : a plant of the genus Convolvulus

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