- bent abruptly downward.
Origin of deflexed
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We suspect that like those of Urania, they are then deflexed.
Pinnæ lanceolate, pinnatifid, the lowest pairs gradually shorter and deflexed.The Fern Lover's Companion
George Henry Tilton
The smooth ligule, deflexed marginal teeth, and no keel distinguish it from Arrhenatherum.Grasses
H. Marshall Ward
Upper lip with a long beak, like an elephant's trunk; lower three-lobed, deflexed.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Standard oblong-oval, spreading; keel oblong, straight, deflexed.
- (of leaves, petals, etc) bent sharply outwards and downwards
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