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**SERPENTINE**, in geometry, a cubic curve described by Sir
Isaac Newton, and given by the cartesian equation
*y*(*a*^{2} + *x*^{2}) = *abx*.
The origin is a point of inflection,
the axis of *x* is an asymptote, and the
curve lies between the parallel lines
2*y* = ±*b*.

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