Folium meaning

fōlē-əm
(geology) A thin, leaflike layer or stratum occurring especially in metamorphic rock.
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(mathematics) A plane cubic curve having a single loop, a node, and two ends asymptotic to the same line.
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(geol.) A thin layer of stratum, as in metamorphic rock.
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(geom.) The looping, closed part of a curve extending from a node.
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A thin, leaflike layer or stratum occurring especially in metamorphic rock.
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A plane cubic curve having a single loop, a node, and two ends asymptotic to the same line.
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A leaf, especially a thin leaf or plate.
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(geometry) A curve of the third order, consisting of two infinite branches having a common asymptote. The curve has a double point, and a leaf-shaped loop.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
folium
Plural:
foliums

Origin of folium

  • Latin leaf bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin, a leaf.

    From Wiktionary