Inflexed
Inflexed In*flexed", a. 1. Turned; bent. --Feltham. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Bent or turned abruptly inwards, or toward the axis, as the petals of a flower. [1913 Webster]


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  • inflexed — [in flekst′, in′flekst΄] adj. [< L inflexus (see INFLECT) + ED] Biol. bent sharply downward or inward; turned toward the axis …   English World dictionary

  • inflexed — (ˈ)in|flekst, ənˈf adjective Etymology: Latin inflexus (past participle of inflectere to inflect) + English ed more at inflect 1. : turned, bent 2. : bent or turned abruptly inward or downward or towa …   Useful english dictionary

  • inflexed — adjective Etymology: Latin inflexus, past participle of inflectere Date: 1661 bent or turned abruptly inward or downward or toward the axis < inflexed petals > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inflexed — /in flekst /, adj. Bot., Zool. inflected; bent or folded downward or inward: an inflexed leaf. [1655 65; < L inflex(us), ptp. of inflectere to bend in (see INFLECT) + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • inflexed — /ɪnˈflɛkst/ (say in flekst) adjective inflected; bent or folded downwards or inwards: an inflexed leaf …   Australian English dictionary

  • inflexed — adj. [L. in, in; fectere, to bend] Curved, bent or directed inward or downward or toward the body axis; inflected …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • inflexed — adjective inflected …   Wiktionary

  • inflexed — adjective technical bent or curved inwards …   English new terms dictionary

  • inflexed —   Bent longitudinally inwards (adaxially), e.g. emerging leaves of many Zamia species.   See also circinate, conduplicate, ptyxis, vernation.   Cf. declinate, deflexed, reflexed …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • inflexed — in·flexed …   English syllables

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