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volute

[ vuh-loot ]
/ vəˈlut /
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noun
adjective
having a volute or rolled-up form.
Machinery.
  1. spirally shaped or having a part so shaped.
  2. moving in a circular way, especially if combined with a lateral motion.
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Origin of volute

First recorded in 1690–1700; from French or directly from Latin volūta “a scroll,” feminine noun use of volūtus, past participle of volvere “to turn”; see revolve

OTHER WORDS FROM volute

vo·lut·ed, adjectivevo·lu·tion, nounin·ter·vo·lute, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for volute

volute
/ (ˈvɒljuːt, vəˈluːt) /

noun
adjective also: voluted (vəˈluːtɪd)
having the form of a volute; spiral
machinery moving in a spiral path

Word Origin for volute

C17: from Latin volūta a spiral decoration, from volūtus rolled, from volvere to roll up
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Medical definitions for volute

volute
[ və-lōōt ]

adj.
Rolled up; convoluted.
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