Translation of convolution in Spanish:

convolution

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːnvəˈluːʃən; ˌkɒnvəˈluːʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (of story, plot) lo intrincado, lo enrevesado
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    • More important, I still find it hard to follow the convolutions of the plot.
    • Carey satirizes literary culture, plays with archetypes, exoticism, and the convolutions of travel yarns, and evokes Malaysia and Indonesia with aplomb.
    • Surely we reasonable creatures could dispense with these convolutions?
    1.2 countable/numerable (of brain) circunvolución (feminine)
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    • In people, nonhuman primates, and other mammals with relatively large brains, the cerebral cortex's convolutions permit its large surface area to cram inside the skull.
    • Called an endocast, the model shows a variety of features, including the brain's size, shape, vessels, and convolutions.
    • In addition, cholesterol depletion caused the convolutions of the basal membrane and the structure of the lateral membrane to be less complex and the membranes to be smoother in the DIC images.

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