Thesaurus / involute
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These names are given to the curves because the end of a stretched thread unwound from the evolute will describe the involute.

The involute ends of the units are connected by two minute auxiliary scrolls.

But the involute edges of the pileus are bearded with close hairs.

Mushroom CultureW. Robinson

This genus is fleshy, putrescent; at first the cap has the margin turned under (involute), then it unfolds gradually and dilates.

Among the MushroomsEllen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin

Involute: ridgeless, with flanking lines, but no keel; soft and rather thick.

GrassesH. Marshall Ward

The margin of the cap is smooth and turned under at first (involute).

Among the MushroomsEllen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin

In the Balm of Gilead, the leaf is involute, rolled towards the midrib on the upper face.

On the sides of the vessel are engraved figures, consisting of clusters of involute lines, as in the specimen just given.

All involute teeth of the same pitch work smoothly together.

The lines of the involute are arranged in four groups of two each and occupy an unusually wide belt.

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