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flexuous

Syllabification: flex·u·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈflekSHo͞oəs
 
/

Definition of flexuous in English:

adjective

Full of bends and curves.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

flexuosity

1
Pronunciation: /ˌflekSHo͞oˈäsitē/
noun
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.

flexuously

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • It winds as flexuously as a ribbon

Words that rhyme with flexuous

sensuousimpetuous

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