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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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Antenatal 3D USG scan would reveal abnormal facial features with ectropion, eclabium, short foot length, incurved toes, clenched fist, poor delineation of nostrils and polyhydramnios.4 Unamuno et al.5 described 4 premature infants born to consanguineously married couple.
Pileus 7-14 mm diam., conical to convex, umbonate to papillate at disc, surface velutinous to slightly fibrillose towards the margin, margin irregular, incurved, non- striated, orange (6A6) to brownish orange (6C7).
Pronotal disc with pair of dorso-lateral, shallowly incurved, pale lines, which approach each other most closely at level of transverse sulcus 2.
Numerical simulation and experimental validation of the turbulent flow around a small incurved Savonius wind rotor.
The tooth crown includes three main cusps sigmoidally incurved, with a distinct lateral carina.
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Legumes oblong, linear to little incurved, when young green to greenyellowish, past vinaceous to brown, fleshy, cylindrical, 38-80 X 2-4 mm; valves immature or past, not evidenced.
-- Ovipositor robust, elongate, sometime incurved (Fig.
Only a small number of shapes are represented in the pre-Mamom assemblage at Buenavista-Nuevo San Jose: plates and dishes with wide everted rims; bowls or dishes with bolstered rims, flared or incurved walls, and flat or rounded bases; vases with direct rims, vertical walls, and flat bases (more rare); jars with bolstered rims and long outcurved necks; tecomates with direct or bolstered rims, strongly incurved walls, and flat or rounded bases; a ritual mushroom stand, with nail impressions on its superior surface.
Pileus 5090 mm diameter, convex with an incurved margin at first then flat with a slightly depressed center, reddish orange when young, turning reddish brown at maturity, center more darkly colored compared to margins, cap surface appears velvety when young, then smooth with age, wrinkled towards margins.
Supernaturally, narcissism is the sin of pride, when in choosing self over God, we became infected with inordinate self-love and alienation and became incurved on ourselves.