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 for Involute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Involute \In"vo*lute\, Involuted \In"vo*lu`ted\, a. [L.
     involutus, p. p. of involvere. See Involve.]
     1. (Bot.) Rolled inward from the edges; -- said of leaves in
        vernation, or of the petals of flowers in [ae]stivation.
        --Gray.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) Turned inward at the margin, as the exterior lip of
            the Cyprea.
        (b) Rolled inward spirally.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Involute \In"vo*lute\, n. (Geom.)
     A curve traced by the end of a string wound upon another
     curve, or unwound from it; -- called also evolvent. See
     Evolute.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  involute
      adj 1: especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins
             rolled inward [syn: involute, rolled]
      2: (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured

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