Involuted
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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Turned inward at the margin, as the exterior lip of the Cyprea. (b) Rolled inward spirally. [1913 Webster]


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