American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bent or curved inward or downward, as petals or sepals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Turned; bent. Specifically In botany, bent inward. An inflexed leaf is one that is curved upward and has the apex turned inward toward the stem.
- adj. botany inflected
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Turned; bent.
- adj. (Bot.) Bent or turned abruptly inwards, or toward the axis, as the petals of a flower.
- From Latin īnflexus, past participle of īnflectere, to bend; see inflect. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“+Cap+ from 3 to 5 inches broad, of an olive green color, sometimes greenish umber, covered with a silky bloom, fleshy, gibbous, then plano-depressed and funnel-shaped, cuticle here and there separable; margin at first inflexed, then spreading.”
“+Cap+ dark chestnut color, 1½ to 2½ inches broad, thick, convex, covered with a tough gluten, margin inflexed, flesh white or yellowish.”
“The _third glume_ is thickly coriaceous, brownish, shining, minutely striolate, margins roundly incurved throughout its length, paleate; the _palea_ is similar to the glume in structure and colour, margins strongly inflexed and with two broad membranous auricles almost overlapping just below the middle.”
“The _first glume_ is ovate-oblong, thickly coriaceous, smooth at the back with a truncate base and a transverse ridge at the base inside, many-nerved, with very narrow inflexed margins and very narrow wings at the top, the apex is obtuse or emarginate.”
“Margins of the first glume of the sessile spikelet not inflexed.”
“The _first glume_ is about 3/8 inch, ciliate, along the inflexed margin, 7-nerved, awned; _awn_ equal to or longer than the glume.”
“The _second glume_ is oblong-lanceolate, acute, margins thin and membranous, inflexed, ciliate above the middle, 3-nerved.”
“Margins of the first glume of the sessile spikelet inflexed.”
“The third glume is ovate or oblong, acute or obtuse, longer or shorter than the second, 1-nerved, paleate; palea is as long as the glume and of the same texture of the glume dorsally narrowly inflexed along the middle line and splitting into two halves.”
“The _first glume_ is coriaceous, convex, polished, smooth or pitted, hairy below, flat and veined above the middle, with broad or narrow ciliate equal wings and with margins narrowly inflexed above and broadly so below.”
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