Definition of revolute in English:


Syllabification: rev·o·lute
Pronunciation: /ˈrevəˌlo͞ot


  • (Especially of the edge of a leaf) curved or curled back.
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    • 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.


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

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