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 (ĭn-kûrv′, ĭn′kûrv′)
tr. & intr.v. in·curved, in·curv·ing, in·curves
To cause to bend or to bend into an inward curve.
n. (ĭn′kûrv′)
An inward curve.

[Middle English incurven, to twist, distort, from Latin incurvāre, to curve in, be crooked : in-, in; see in-2 + curvus, curve; see curve.]
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Adj.1.incurved - bent into or having an inward curve
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
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The magnitudes of the velocity decrease due to the wall geometry of the volute presenting a curve whose center is on fluid side, and incurved in the same sense as the stream lines.
Uncus bifurcated at base, 1/2 times as long as tegument, each fork medium-long, slender at apex, broad at base; tegumen wide and arc-shaped, socii broad and wide, incurved at apex and strongly setose, shorter than uncus; gnathos degenerated; 1 pulvinus between tegument and valva, finger-shaped protuberance at pulvini; valva clavate, wide and thick at base; cucullus thin and long, strongly sclerotized; juxta similar triangle-shaped; saccus medium-long and thin.
7) in head length; upper jaw with 14-15 sender, slightly incurved teeth on each side, progressively larger towards front of jaw; also inner row of about 10 slender, teeth and pair of large, retrorse canines at front of upper jaw; front of lower jaw with 2-3 rows of incurved teeth nearly as large as those of upper jaw, ending in pair of large recurved, well-spaced canines about one-third back in jaw; remainder of jaw with single row of small incurved teeth; no teeth on vomer or palatines; roof of mouth with prominent papillae; edge of lips smooth; tongue tip truncate to broadly triangular; no distinct mental flap.
It had been a relatively large undecorated pot with roughly smoothed surfaces and a slightly incurved upper part (rim profile in Vassar 1938, fig.
64, pe), and incurved towards spine branch, Spine branch narrow and apically acute (Fig.
Nagsabaran reconstructed vessel forms (Figure 6) included restricted jars with a sharp everted rim-body corner point, bowls with ring feet, incurved lip and flat-based platters/trays (Hung 2008:158-65).
The Arab term kawkab means star, but here apparently the Persian kawkabah is meant, which is a staff with an incurved head, used to prevent the top ring from falling off.
8-flowered; floral bracts orbicular or nearly so, 20-27 x 25-27 mm, apex rounded, incurved and appearing cucullate, greenish-yellow toward the apex and yellowish-green at the base, glabrous or nearly so, equaling 1/2 of the sepals length, strongly convex, carinate or the upper ones obtusely if at all carinate, covered by an oleaginous substance.
He demonstrates the oriental influences on British silver forms: 'The square silver salver with incurred corners that was a standard form during the 1720s and 1730s was probably inspired by Japanese export porcelain or lacquer first seen in England around the start of the eighteenth century'; although he does not point out that such incurved corners were also adopted in contemporary furniture.