Definition of deflexed in English:

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deflexed

Pronunciation: /dɪˈflɛkst/

adjective

technical
Bent or curving downwards or backwards: a deflexed beak
More example sentences
  • They have a thick, consistently inflexed flower stalk in contrast to the remaining members of Petunia, which have a thin, deflexed flower stalk in the fruiting state.
  • One specimen appears to display a pathological condition on the fixed finger, which is strongly deflexed into a position unusual in the species, and has a bulbous swelling at the base of the finger.

Origin

Early 19th century (earlier as deflex): from Latin deflexus 'bent away' (past participle of deflectere) + -ed1.

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