deflected

[ dih-flek-tid ]
/ dɪˈflɛk tɪd /

adjective Biology.

curved or bent downward.

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Origin of deflected

First recorded in 1820–30; deflect + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM deflected

non·de·flect·ed, adjectiveun·de·flect·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for deflected

  • For the course of nature, undisturbed and undeflected, is always towards the greatest health.

  • It was like the foot of an aborigine; undeformed, undeflected from nature's lines by fashionable footgear.

    Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm
  • How admirable is his undeflected belief in and affection for the Master!

    Essays in Little|Andrew Lang
  • This is undeflected; but all the others are bent towards it, as they pass through the thinner parts of the lens.

    How it Works|Archibald Williams