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flexibilitas cerea

[ flĕk′sə-bĭlĭ-təs sîrē-ə ]
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n.
The characteristic rigidity of catalepsy that may be overcome by slight external force but that returns immediately, holding the limb firmly in the new position.
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How to use flexibilitas cerea in a sentence

  • The statue-like pose, moreover, and the flexibilitas cerea of typical catalepsy, are absent in this case.

  • Wax candles were given as presents (cerea), like those on our Christmas trees.

    Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
  • These cerea, according to Macrobius, were thought by some antiquaries to be substitutes for human sacrifices.

    Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
  • The gifts of Cerea and water are sufficient nourishment for all peoples.

    Science in the Kitchen.|Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
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