Definition of incurve in English:


Syllabification: in·curve
Pronunciation: /inˈkərv


[no object] (usually as adjective incurved)
  • Curve inward: incurved horns
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    • Anemone-centred, pompon, spider-form, incurved, reflexed and quill-shaped are names attributed to some of the flower shapes.
    • Outer lip thin, long, with anterior end projected and incurved.
    • It can readily be distinguished by its subspherical, non-alate shell, incurved ventral beak and higher, posteriorly trilobate cardinal process.


late Middle English: from Latin incurvare, from in- 'in, toward' + curvare 'to curve'.

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