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flexuous

[flek-shoo-uh s] /ˈflɛk ʃu əs/
adjective
1.
full of bends or curves; sinuous.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin flexuōsus full of turns, winding, crooked, equivalent to flexu(s) (see flex1) + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
flexuously, adverb
flexuousness, noun
subflexuous, adjective
subflexuously, adverb
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Examples from the web for flexuous
  • It is generally flexuous, and constricted at intervals so as to present a varicose appearance.
  • All panicle branches are flexuous, and the lower branches occur in a whorl.
  • Spikes on flexuous peduncles, drooping or widely spreading.
British Dictionary definitions for flexuous

flexuous

/ˈflɛksjʊəs/
adjective
1.
full of bends or curves; winding
2.
variable; unsteady
Derived Forms
flexuously, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin flexuōsus full of bends, tortuous, from flexus a bending; see flex
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