Convolute meaning

kŏnvə-lo͝ot
Rolled or coiled together in overlapping whorls, as certain leaves, petals, or shells.
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Rolled up in the form of a spiral with the coils falling one upon the other, as in leaves or shells; coiled.
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To wind around; coil.
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Rolled or coiled together in overlapping whorls, as certain leaves, petals, or shells.
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To coil or fold or cause to coil or fold in overlapping whorls.
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To make unnecessarily complex.
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To fold or coil into numerous overlapping layers.
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(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)
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To coil or fold or cause to coil or fold in overlapping whorls.
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Origin of convolute

  • Latin convolūtus past participle of convolvere to convolve convolve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin convolūtum, past participle of convolvere ("to roll together").

    From Wiktionary