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Pronunciation: de'con-vo-lu'shun


  1. A mathematic technique for solution of functions whose input includes their output; used to solve for the image elements in computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.
  2. Computer-based process for enhancing image definition in microscopy.

[de- + L. convulutio, a rolling up, fr. convolvo, to roll up]

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