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- (formal) Difficult to understand; complicated.
- (botany) Having the edges rolled with the adaxial side outward.
- (biology, of shells) Having a complex pattern of coils in which younger whorls only partly surround older ones.
- (biology) Turned inward at the margin, like the exterior lip of the shells of species in genus Cypraea.
- (biology) Rolled inward spirally.
involute (plural involutes)
- (geometry) A curve that cuts all tangents of another curve at right angles; traced by a point on a string that unwinds from a curved object.
a curve that cuts all tangents of another curve at right angles; traced by a point on a string that unwinds from a curved object
- involute at OneLook Dictionary Search
- involute in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.