revolute

[ rev-uh-loot ]
/ ˈrɛv əˌlut /

adjective Biology.

rolled backward or downward; rolled backward at the tip or margin, as a leaf.

Origin of revolute

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere to revolve
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revolute

/ (ˈrɛvəˌluːt) /

adjective

(esp of the margins of a leaf) rolled backwards and downwards

Word Origin for revolute

C18: from Latin revolūtus rolled back; see revolve
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