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gyrate

 [ji´rāt]
convoluted; ring- or spiral-shaped.

gy·rate

(jī'rāt),
1. Of a convoluted or ring shape.
2. To revolve.
[L. gyro, pp. gyratus, to turn round in a circle, gyrus]

gyrate

(jī′rāt′)
intr.v. gy·rated, gy·rating, gy·rates
1. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
2. To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
3. To oscillate or vary, especially in a repetitious pattern: Stock prices gyrated around last week's high.
adj. Biology
In rings; coiled or convoluted.

gy′ra′tor n.

gy·rate

(jī'rāt)
1. Of a convoluted or ring shape.
2. To revolve.
[L. gyro, pp. gyratus, to turn round in a circle, gyrus]

gyrate

convoluted; ring- or spiral-shaped.

gyrate atrophy
atrophy of the choroid and retina; an inherited, progressive disease causing blindness in humans, caused by a deficiency of ornithine-δ-aminotransferase. Has been reported in a cat.
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