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Folium

Folium
Origin: L, a leaf.
1. A leaf, especially. A thin leaf or plate.
2. (Science: geometry) a curve of the third order, consisting of two infinite branches, which have a common asymptote. The curve has a double point, and a leaf-shaped loop; whence the name. Its equation is x^3 – y^3 = axy.


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