|1.||complex, intricate, or involved|
|2.||botany (esp of petals, leaves, etc, in bud) having margins that are rolled inwards|
|3.||(of certain shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured|
|4.||geometry See also evolute the curve described by the free end of a thread as it is wound around another curve, the evolute, such that its normals are tangential to the evolute|
|5.||(intr) to become involute|
|[C17: from Latin involūtus, from involvere; see |
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