streph-, strepho-, strep- +
(Greek: to twist, to turn)
2. Etymologically these words come from Greek βους, "ox" and στρεφειν, "to turn", because the hand of the writer went back and forth like an ox drawing a plow across a field and turning at the end of each row to return in the opposite direction.
2. Specifically, difficulty in distinguishing written or printed letters that extend in opposite directions but are otherwise similar; such as, "p" and "d", or related kinds of mirror reversal.
Thrust through the skin of the groin at that part of the surface corresponding to the internal ring, it was turned so that the point pierced the invaginated sac.
It was then turned fukrther across the external ring, thus approximating the sac walls so that obliterating adhesions could form.