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involute (adj.)

early 15c., "wrapped," from Latin involutus "rolled up, intricate, obscure," past participle of involvere "envelop, surround; roll into, wrap up" (see involve).

updated on December 31, 2015

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Definitions of involute from WordNet

involute (adj.)
especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward;
Synonyms: rolled
involute (adj.)
(of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured;
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