Definition of obvolute in English:

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obvolute

Pronunciation: /ˈäbvəˌlo͞ot/

adjective

Botany
(Of a leaf) having a margin that alternately overlaps and is overlapped by that of an opposing leaf.
Example sentences
  • Obvolute bracts may thus be a synapomorphy of the American clade.
  • Obvolute bracts may thus be a synapomorphy of the American clade.

Derivatives

obvolution

Pronunciation: /ˌäbveˈlo͞oSHən/
noun

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin obvolutus, past participle of obvolvere 'wrap around'.

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Syllabification: ob·vo·lute

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