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convolute

[ kon-vuh-loot ]
/ 藞k蓲n v蓹藢lut /
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Definition of convolute

verb (used with or without object), con路vo路lut路ed, con路vo路lut路ing.
to coil up; form into a twisted shape.
adjective
rolled up together or with one part over another.
Botany. coiled up longitudinally so that one margin is within the coil and the other without, as the petals of cotton.
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Origin of convolute

1690鈥1700; <Latin convol奴tus rolled up, equivalent to convol奴- (stem of convolvere to convolve) + -tus past participle suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for convolute

convolute
/ (藞k蓲nv蓹藢lu藧t) /

verb (tr)
to form into a twisted, coiled, or rolled shape
adjective
botany rolled longitudinally upon itselfa convolute petal
another word for convoluted (def. 2)

Derived forms of convolute

convolutely, adverb

Word Origin for convolute

C18: from Latin convol奴tus rolled up, from convolvere to roll together, from volvere to turn
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