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adj. Botany
Rolled backward from the tip or margins to the undersurface: a revolute leaf.

[Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere, to roll back; see revolve.]
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(Botany) (esp of the margins of a leaf) rolled backwards and downwards
[C18: from Latin revolūtus rolled back; see revolve]
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(ˈrɛv əˌlut)

rolled backward or downward, as the margins of certain leaves.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin revolūtus, past participle of revolvere; see revolve]
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g Lychnophora triflora, a-b, f-g Flat blade, c-e Wavy blade, b The flat margin of the amphistomatic leaf, f-g Revolute margin, f The presence of crypts on the abaxial face, e Voluminous midrib, a, c, e-g Midrib contour: a Pattern 4; c, e Pattern 5; f Pattern 3; g Pattern 1.
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Different joint types have been introduced in the model: revolute joints, allowing the motion between the trailing arm, the main fitting, and the shock absorber (Figure 6(a)); revolute joints modelled between the folding side brace, the main fitting, and the support fixture (Figure 6(b)); and prismatic joints, allowing the sliding between the piston and the cylinder tube of the shock absorber.
The shoulder joint has 3 DOFs (S1: abduction/adduction; S2: flexion/extension; S3: rotation), and the elbow is simplified as a revolute joint with 1 DOF (E1: flexion/extension).
Similar to the lower-limb straight-walking assistive robots in [16, 17], in this paper, the lower-limb straight-walking assistive mechanism also only assists hip joint's and knee joint's flexion/extension motions, where the assistive mechanism includes a revolute joint and a prismatic joint as shown in Figure 1.
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