Origin of convoluteClassical Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere: see convolve
intransitive verb-·lut·ed, -·lut·ing
intr. & tr.v.con·vo·lut·ed, con·vo·lut·ing, con·vo·lutes
Origin of convoluteLatin convolūtus past participle of convolvere to convolve ; see convolve .
(third-person singular simple present convolutes, present participle convoluting, simple past and past participle convoluted)
(comparative more convolute, superlative most convolute)
- (botany, of a leaf) coiled such that one edge is inside, and one outside the coil, giving a spiral effect in cross section. (A special case of imbricate)
From Latin convolūtum, past participle of convolvere ("to roll together").