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Meaning of INVOLUTE

Pronunciation:  [n]'invu`loot, [v]`invu'loot, 'invu`loot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured
  2. [adj]  (botany) especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward

INVOLUTE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: coiled, rolled



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) Turned inward at the margin, as the exterior lip of
           the Cyprea.
       (b) Rolled inward spirally.
  2. \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
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Rolled inwards; of a leaf, with the margins rolled towards the adaxial surface.