convolution

Primary Meanings of convolution

1.
n
the action of coiling or twisting or winding together
2.
n
the shape of something rotating rapidly
3.
n
a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
Full Definitions of convolution
1

n the action of coiling or twisting or winding together

Type of:
change of shape
an action that changes the shape of something
2

n the shape of something rotating rapidly

Synonyms:
swirl, vortex, whirl
Type of:
round shape
a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
3

n a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain

Synonyms:
gyrus
Types:
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frontal gyrus
any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the frontal lobe of the cerebrum
temporal gyrus
any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum
parietal gyrus
any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the parietal lobe of the cerebrum
occipital gyrus
any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum
central gyrus
either of two gyri on either side of the central sulcus
precentral gyrus
the convolution of the frontal lobe that is bounded in back by the central sulcus and that contains the motor area
postcentral gyrus
the convolution of parietal lobe that is bounded in front by the central sulcus
Type of:
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure
a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing

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