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introversion

 [in″tro-ver´zhun]
1. the turning outside in, more or less completely, of an organ, or the resulting condition.
2. preoccupation with oneself, with reduction of interest in the outside world.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·tro·ver·sion

(in'trō-ver'zhŭn),
1. The turning of a structure into itself.
See also: intussusception, invagination.
2. A trait of preoccupation with oneself, as practiced by an introvert. Compare: extraversion.
[intro- + L. verto, pp. versus, to turn]
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introversion

(ĭn′trə-vûr′zhən)
n.
1. The act or process of introverting or the condition of being introverted.
2. Psychology The direction of or tendency to direct one's thoughts and feelings toward oneself.

in′tro·ver′sive (-vûr′sĭv) adj.
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in·tro·ver·sion

(in'trō-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The turning of a structure into itself.
See also: intussusception, invagination
2. A trait of preoccupation with oneself, as practiced by an introvert.
Compare: extraversion
[intro- + L. verto, pp. versus, to turn]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

introversion

1. A physical turning in upon itself, as may occur with a hollow organ.
2. A directing of psychic energy in upon the self. See also INTROVERT.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

in·tro·ver·sion

(in'trō-vĕr'zhŭn)
The turning of a structure into itself.
See also: invagination
[intro- + L. verto, pp. versus, to turn]
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