revolute

[ rev-uh-loot ]
/ ˈrɛv əˌlut /

adjective Biology.

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. revocation,
  2. revoice,
  3. revoke,
  4. revolt,
  5. revolting,
  6. revolution,
  7. revolution counter,
  8. revolutionary,
  9. revolutionary calendar,
  10. revolutionary war

Origin of revolute

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

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British Dictionary definitions for revolute

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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