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Evolute

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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