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involute


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Involute  \In"vo*lute\,  Involuted  \In"vo*lu`ted\,  a.  [L. 
  involutus  p.  p.  of  involvere  See  {Involve}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Rolled  inward  from  the  edges;  --  said  of  leaves  in 
  vernation,  or  of  the  petals  of  flowers  in  [ae]stivation. 
  --Gray. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Turned  inward  at  the  margin,  as  the  exterior  lip  of 
  the  Cyprea. 
  b  Rolled  inward  spirally. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Involute  \In"vo*lute\,  n.  (Geom.) 
  A  curve  traced  by  the  end  of  a  string  wound  upon  another 
  curve,  or  unwound  from  it  --  called  also  {evolvent}.  See 
  {Evolute}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  involute 
  adj  1:  (botany)  especially  of  petals  or  leaves  in  bud;  having 
  margins  rolled  inward  [syn:  {rolled}] 
  2:  (of  some  shells)  closely  coiled  so  that  the  axis  is  obscured 




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