intorsion

noun
in·​tor·​sion
variants: or intortion \ in-​ˈtȯr-​shən How to pronounce intorsion (audio) \

Medical Definition of intorsion

: inward rotation (as of a body part) about an axis or a fixed point especially : rotation of the eye around its anteroposterior axis so that the upper part moves toward the nose — compare extorsion

Other Words from intorsion

intorsional \ -​ˈtȯr-​sh(ə-​)nəl How to pronounce intorsion (audio) \ adjective
intorted \ -​ˈtȯrt-​əd How to pronounce intorsion (audio) \ adjective

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“Intorsion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intorsion. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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