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inflexed

[in-flekst] /ɪnˈflɛkst/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
inflected; bent or folded downward or inward:
an inflexed leaf.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin inflex(us), past participle of inflectere to bend in (see inflect) + -ed2
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Examples for inflexed
  • The leaf margins are erect or inflexed above and tend to be denticulate towards the apex.
British Dictionary definitions for inflexed

inflexed

/ɪnˈflɛkst/
adjective
1.
(biology) curved or bent inwards and downwards towards the axis inflexed leaves
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