- The definition of revolute is something curved or folded backward at the edges or tips.
An example of revolute is the tips of the leaves of the primula flower.
revolute definition by Webster's New World
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rolled backward or downward at the tips or margins, as some leaves
Origin: Classical Latin revolutus, past participle of revolvere: see revolve
revolute definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Rolled backward from the tip or margins to the undersurface: a revolute leaf.
Origin: Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere, to roll back; see revolve.