Definition of revolute in English:

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revolute

Pronunciation: /ˈrɛvəl(j)uːt/

adjective

Botany
(Especially of the edge of a leaf) curved or curled back.
Example sentences
  • Species of sections Musa and Rhodochlamys share common characteristics, possessing the same chromosome number and having bracts that are generally sulcate, glaucous and that become revolute on fading.
  • The dry seed was elongated along the main axis, with an elaiosome at the former placental end and revolute margins folded under the seed.
  • Because it is somewhat revolute, the stigmatic area is peripherally also exposed towards the dorsal side.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin revolutus 'unrolled', past participle of revolvere (see revolve).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: revo|lute

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