volution

noun
vo·​lu·​tion | \ vəˈlüshən \
plural -s

Definition of volution

1 : a rolling or revolving motion
2 : a spiral turn : twist, convolution
3 : a whorl of a spiral shell : volute

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History and Etymology for volution

Latin volutus (past participle of volvere to roll) + English -ion

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“Volution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volution. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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