re volute

revolute

[rev-uh-loot]
adjective Biology.
rolled backward or downward; rolled backward at the tip or margin, as a leaf.

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

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revolute (ˈrɛvəˌluːt)
 
adj
(esp of the margins of a leaf) rolled backwards and downwards
 
[C18: from Latin revolūtus rolled back; see revolve]

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