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involute
The parametric equations of an involute of a circle are
x = r cos θ + r θ sin θ,
y = r sin θ - r θ cos θ.

in·vo·lute

 (ĭn′və-lo͞ot′)
adj.
1. Intricate; complex.
2.
a. Botany Having the margins rolled inward.
b. Zoology Having whorls that enclose and obscure earlier whorls. Used of a gastropod shell.
intr.v. in·vo·lut·ed, in·vo·lut·ing, in·vo·lutes
To curl inward.
n.
The curve traced by a point as if it were on a taut string being unwound from another curve.

[Latin involūtus, past participle of involvere, to enwrap; see involve.]

in′vo·lute′ly adv.

involute

adj
1. complex, intricate, or involved
2. (Botany) botany (esp of petals, leaves, etc, in bud) having margins that are rolled inwards
3. (Zoology) (of certain shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured
n
(Mathematics) geometry the curve described by the free end of a thread as it is wound around another curve, the evolute, such that its normals are tangential to the evolute. See also evolute
vb
(intr) to become involute
[C17: from Latin involūtus, from involvere; see involve]
ˈinvoˌlutely adv
ˌinvoˈlutedly adv

in•vo•lute

(adj., n. ˈɪn vəˌlut; v. ˌɪn vəˈlut)

adj., n., v. -lut•ed, -lut•ing. adj.
1. intricate; complex.
2. curled or curved inward or spirally: a gear with involute teeth.
3. rolled inward from the edge, as a leaf.
4. (of shells) having the whorls closely wound.
n.
5. Geom. any curve of which a given curve is the evolute.
v.i.
6. to become involute.
7. to return to a normal shape, size, or state.
[1655–65; < Latin involūtus, past participle of involvere; see involve]
in′vo•lute`ly, adv.

involute


Past participle: involuted
Gerund: involuting

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have involuted
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
I will have involuted
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Future Continuous
I will be involuting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been involuting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been involuting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been involuting
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Conditional
I would involute
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Past Conditional
I would have involuted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.involute - especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"
2.involute - (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured
coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"

involute

adjective
Translations

involute

adj (liter: = complex) → verwickelt
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The prognosis is excellent with the vast majority following a natural non-progressive and stationary course and with up to 8% spontaneously involuting.
The systemic blood volume increases by approximately 50% antenatally and by a further 50% at delivery, when a massive autotransfusion of blood from the involuting uterus into the general circulation occurs.
9) In contrast, during the involuting phase (1-5 years), these substances diminish, while the tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase's and antiangiogenic factors dramatically increase.