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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Folium  \Fo"li*um\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Foliums},  L.  {Folia}.  [L.,  a 
  leaf.] 
  1.  A  leaf,  esp.  a  thin  leaf  or  plate. 
 
  2.  (Geom.)  A  curve  of  the  third  order  consisting  of  two 
  infinite  branches,  which  have  a  common  asymptote.  The 
  curve  has  a  double  point,  and  a  leaf-shaped  loop;  whence 
  the  name  Its  equation  is  x^{3}  +  y^{3}  =  axy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  folium 
  n  :  a  thin  layer  or  stratum  of  (especially  metamorphic)  rock 




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