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Rolled together with one part over the other; in the shape of a roll or scroll.
Synonym(s): convoluted
[L. con-volvo, pp. -volutus, to roll together]
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, convoluted (kŏn′vō-loot; -loot′ĕd) [L. convolvere, to roll together]
Rolled, as a scroll.
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Also, comparing to the control animals, we revealed the increasing of the average size of epithelian cells of the proximal convoluted tubule in 9.49%, and decreasing of the size of the nuclear in 16.88% (P[less than or equal to]0.05) (see Table 1).
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