- A twisting or rotation of a part on its long axis or on its mesentery; often associated with compromise of the blood supply.
- Twisting of the cut end of an artery to arrest hemorrhage.
- Rotation of the eye around its anteroposterior axis.
[L. torsio, fr. torqueo, to twist]
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