incurvation

incurvate

[adj. in-kur-veyt, in-kur-vit; v. in-kur-veyt, in-kur-veyt]
adjective
1.
curved, especially inward.
verb (used with object), incurvated, incurvating.
2.
to make curved; turn from a straight line or course; curve, especially inward.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin incurvātus, past participle of incurvāre. See incurve, -ate1

incurvature [in-kur-vuh-cher] , incurvation, noun
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incurvate
 
vb
1.  to curve or cause to curve inwards
 
adj
2.  curved inwards
 
[C16: from Latin incurvāre (vb)]
 
incur'vation
 
n
 
incurvature
 
n

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incurvation in·cur·va·tion (ĭn'kûr-vā'shən)
n.
A curvature that turns inward.

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