verb (used without object), in·vo·lut·ed, in·vo·lut·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for involute
adjective (ˈɪnvəˌluːt) involuted
Word Origin for involute
Word Origin and History for involute
early 15c., from Latin involutus "rolled up, intricate, obscure," past participle of involvere (see involve).