The definition of revolute is something curved or folded backward at the edges or tips.(adjective)
An example of revolute is the tips of the leaves of the primula flower.
See revolute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L revolutus, pp. of revolvere: see revolve
See revolute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin revolūtus
Origin: , past participle of revolvere, to roll back; see revolve.