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In the b-position, on the other hand, the torsion is against the hands of a clock.

In all these cases the torsion and asymmetry of the body are unaffected.

Even if it is only halved, the torsion is reduced sixteenfold.

This is because the torsion varies as the fourth power of the diameter.

It might be supposed that the torsion of the wire would appreciably affect the result.

Heat also has a disturbing effect, and makes itself felt in the torsion of the fiber and the cage surrounding the lever.

The motive power appears to have been obtained by the torsion of ropes, fibres, catgut, or hair.

It is from this latter that the crest arises, which, passing upwards, forms the posterior limit of the groove of torsion.

When torsion takes place the attack is sudden and the symptoms violent and urgent.

In some cases excessive tenesmus and bloody stools are seen in the early stages of torsion of the bowel.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "wringing pain in the bowels," from Old French torsion (early 14c.), from Late Latin torsionem (nominative torsio) "a wringing or gripping," from Latin tortionem (nominative tortio) "torture, torment," noun of action from past participle stem of torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Meaning "action or process of twisting as by opposing forces" is first recorded 1540s.

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