Definition of flexuous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflɛksjʊəs/


chiefly literary
Full of bends and curves: he put an arm around her flexuous waist
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  • Howard's full range of terms was: cirrus (for clouds made up of ‘parallel, flexuous, or dividing fibres’); cumulus (for convex or conical heaps, building upwards from a horizontal base); and stratus, horizontal sheets of cloud.
  • This new interpretation accounts for its appearance as an extended flexuous series of cells, some of which are not seen to be in mutual contact, exhibiting nonlinear cell-size variation.
  • Electron microscopy revealed flexuous filamentous virus particles.



Pronunciation: /flɛksjʊˈɒsɪti/
Example sentences
  • Could a helicopter or fairy godmother raise you high enough, you would see that what seems like chaos below actually forms a regular repeating pattern of serpentine flexuosity.


Example sentences
  • It winds as flexuously as a ribbon


Early 17th century: from Latin flexuosus, from flexus 'a bending', from the verb flectere.

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