torsion

  1. a tortuous and twisted shape or position
  2. a twisting force

torsion

[n] - a twisting force
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torsion

A twisting deformation of a solid body about an axis in which lines that were initially parallel to the axis become helices.
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Torsion

Tor'sion noun [ French, from Late Latin torsio , from Latin torquere , tortum , to twist. See Torture .] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end o...
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torsion

1. <surgery> A type of mechanical stress, whereby the external forces (load) twist an object about its axis. ... 2. <ophthalmology> Any rotation of the vertical corneal meridians. ... Origin: L. Torsio, torquere = to twist ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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torsion

torque noun a twisting force
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torsion

(tor´shәn) the act of twisting; the state of being twisted. adj., tor´sive., adj. tibial torsion inward twisting of the tibia so that the foot turns inward.
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Torsion

• (n.) The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction. • (n.) That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material,...
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torsion

(from the article `gastropod`) ...a free-swimming form (trochophore larva). Upon the expansion of the ciliary girdle of the trochophore larva into large, heavily ciliated swimming ...
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torsion

(from the article `solids, mechanics of`) ...of a viable theory with forms of stress-strain relations for specific rubbery elastic materials, as well as an understanding of the physical ...
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torsion

(L. torsio, from torquere to twist) 1. a type of mechanical stress, whereby the external forces (load) twist an object about its axis. 2. in ophthalmology any rotation of the vertical corneal meridians.
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torsion

torsion, stress on a body when external forces tend to twist it about an axis. See strength of materials.
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Torsion

In mechanics, torsion is the strain produced in a solid body when parallel planes are turned relatively to one another round an axis perpendicular to them. If one end of a cylindrical wire is kept fixed and the other end is twisted by a mechanical force, and if under this twisting stress the wire turns through an angle, then it is found that, so lo...
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torsion

Type: Term Pronunciation: tōr′shŭn Definitions: 1. A twisting or rotation of a part on its long axis or on its mesentery; often associated with compromise of the blood supply. 2. Twisting of the cut end of an artery to arrest hemorrhage. 3. Rotation of the eye around its anteroposterior axis.
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torsion

(physics) In physics, the state of strain set up in a twisted material; for example, when a thread, wire, or rod is twisted, the torsion set up in the material tends to return the material to its original state. The torsion balance, a sensitive device for measuring small gravitational or m...
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TORSION

A twisting.
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Torsion

The twisting of the testis inside the scrotum, cutting off the blood supply and causing severe damage to the testicle. Torsion of the ovary may also occur in a woman suffering from hyperstimulation, a complication resulting from ovulation induction treatment.
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Torsion

Intestine twisted off; torsion of uterus in mare in which uterus is twisted shut at neck
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Torsion

[space curve] First edition of Humboldt`s Gift by Saul Bellow, published 1975. ...
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Torsion

[gastropod] Torsion is an anatomical event which takes place during the very early part of the life of snails and slugs of all kinds. In other words, torsion is a gastropod synapomorphy which occurs in all gastropods during larval development. Torsion is the rotation of the visceral mass, mantle, and shell 180˚ with respect to the head and...
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Torsion

[algebra] In abstract algebra, the term torsion refers to elements of finite order in groups and to elements of modules annihilated by regular elements of a ring. == Definition == An element m of a module M over a ring R is called a torsion element of the module if there exists a regular element r of the ring (an element that is neither a l...
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Torsion

[mechanics] In solid mechanics, torsion is the twisting of an object due to an applied torque. It is expressed in newton metres (N·m) or foot-pound force (ft·lbf). In sections perpendicular to the torque axis, the resultant shear stress in this section is perpendicular to the radius. where: ==Properties== Note that the highest shear stres...
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Torsion

The stress produced in a body, such as a rod or wire, by turning or twisting one end while the other
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Torsion

The stress produced in a body, such as a rod or wire, by turning or twisting one end while the other
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torsion

Twisting of a body part. For example, a retained testicle may twist, cutting off its blood supply.
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