in·cur·vate (ĭn-kûrvāt′, ĭnkûr-)
tr.v. in·cur·vat·ed, in·cur·vat·ing, in·cur·vates
To cause to bend into an inward curve.
in·curva·ture′ (-və-chr′, -chər) n.
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