- reflex inhibition,
- reflex ligament,
- reflex neurogenic bladder,
- reflex sensation,
- reflex symptom,
Origin of reflexed
- Also called reflex act. movement caused by a reflex response.
- Also called reflex action. the entire physiological process activating such movement.
verb (used with object)
Origin of reflex
Examples from the Web for reflexed
The species is distinguished from R. centifolia by its larger prickles, elongated fruit, and long, reflexed sepals.Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs|A. D. Webster
Reflexed bows are harder on strings than those that follow the string.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope
The leaves are arranged in lax rosettes and are reflexed or pressed flat to the earth nearly all their length.
Sometimes the exserted bracts are bent backward; they are then said to be recurved or reflexed.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
They have umbels of pretty, reflexed flowers, and grow about one and a half feet high.The Book of Bulbs|Samuel Arnott
- an immediate involuntary response, esp one that is innate, such as coughing or removal of the hand from a hot surface, evoked by a given stimulus
- (as modifier)a reflex action See also reflex arc
- a mechanical response to a particular situation, involving no conscious decision
- (as modifier)a reflex response
Word Origin for reflex
c.1500, "reflection of light," from verb reflex meaning "refract, deflect" (late 14c.), from Late Latin reflexus "a bending back," noun use of past participle of reflectere (see reflection). Meaning "involuntary nerve stimulation" first recorded 1877, from reflex action (1833).
An action or movement not controlled by conscious thought. A reflex may be anything from a hiccup to the involuntary response of a body part, such as the action that occurs in the knee-jerk reflex.