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in•vo•lute



Pronunciation: (
adj., n.in'vu-lOOt";
v.in"vu-lOOt', in'vu-lOOt"),
[key]
adj., n., v., -lut•ed, -lut•ing.


adj.
1. intricate; complex.
2. curled or curved inward or spirally.
3. Bot.rolled inward from the edge, as a leaf.
4. Zool.(of shells) having the whorls closely wound.

n.
Geom.any curve of which a given curve is the evolute.

v.i.
1. to roll or curl up; become involute.
2. to return to a normal shape, size, or state.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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