Obvoluted

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

obvoluted

overlapping; contorted; convolute; applied primarily, in botany, to two opposite leaves, each of which has one edge overlapping the nearest edge of the other, and secondarily to a circle of several leaves or petals which thus overlap.

Origin: L. Obvolutus, p.p. Of obvolvere to wrap round; ob (see Ob-) _ volvere to roll.