Evolute

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Definition

adjective

(1) (zoology) (of gastropod and cephalopod shells) Having loose, visibly distinct, or serpent-like whorls (i.e. the last whorl does not cover the early whorls), and wide umbilicus.

(2) Of edges or margins that are rolled out.

verb

To roll out.


Supplement

Word origin: Latin ēvolūtus (unrolled)

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