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adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. inflected; bent or folded downward or inward: an inflexed leaf.
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Origin of inflexed

1655–65; < Latin inflex(us), past participle of inflectere to bend in (see inflect) + -ed2
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Examples from the Web for inflexed

Historical Examples of inflexed

  • Pileoli innumerable, inflexed and appressed, plicate, brown.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • As with the other members of this genus, the petals have an inflexed lip.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux

  • The inflexed or inferior lateral margin of the Prothorax, separated in many genera from the Antepectus by a suture.

  • The inflexed accessory margin observable underneath in many Elytra, which covers the sides of the alitrunk and abdomen.

  • This seems to obtain particularly in Coleoptera; but in some, as Mylabris, it is inflexed, forming an acute angle with it.

British Dictionary definitions for inflexed


  1. biology curved or bent inwards and downwards towards the axisinflexed leaves
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