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tor·sion / ˈtôrshən/ • n. the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, esp. of one end of an object relative to the other. ∎  Math. the extent to which a curve departs from being planar. ∎  Zool. (in a gastropod mollusk) the spontaneous twisting of the visceral hump through 180° during larval development. DERIVATIVES: tor·sion·al / -shənl/ adj. tor·sion·al·ly / -shənl-ē/ adv. tor·sion·less adj.

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torsion
1. The effect of twisting an object in opposite directions from either end. Torsion tests, using rod-shaped samples, allow stable ductile deformation to be studied up to large strain states.

2. In Gastropoda, the twisting of the body through 180° so that the digestive and nervous systems have a U-shape and the mantle cavity, anus, gills, and two nephridiopores (excretory openings) occupy an anterior position behind the head.

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torsion In Gastropoda, the twisting of the body through 180 degrees so that the digestive and nervous systems have a U shape and the mantle cavity, anus, gills, and two nephridiopores (see NEPHRIDIUM) occupy an anterior position behind the head.

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torsion †griping XV; twisting, twist XVI. — (O)F. — late L. torsiō, -ōn-, by-form of tortiō, f. tort-, pp. stem of torqūere twist.

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

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torsion (tor-shŏn) n. twisting. See also tibial torsion.

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