verb (used without object), in·vo·lut·ed, in·vo·lut·ing.
- involuntary muscle,
- involute gear,
- involute teeth,
Origin of involute
Examples from the Web for involute
These names are given to the curves because the end of a stretched thread unwound from the evolute will describe the involute.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The involute ends of the units are connected by two minute auxiliary scrolls.Pottery of the ancient Pueblos. (1886 N 04 / 1882-1883 (pages 257-360))|William Henry Holmes
But the involute edges of the pileus are bearded with close hairs.Mushroom Culture|W. Robinson
This genus is fleshy, putrescent; at first the cap has the margin turned under (involute), then it unfolds gradually and dilates.Among the Mushrooms|Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Involute: ridgeless, with flanking lines, but no keel; soft and rather thick.Grasses|H. Marshall Ward
adjective (ˈɪnvəˌluːt) involuted
Word Origin for involute
early 15c., from Latin involutus "rolled up, intricate, obscure," past participle of involvere (see involve).