from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Bent or turned abruptly downward at a sharp angle: deflexed petals.
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- adj. Bent downward, as branches, leaves, or hairs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bent abruptly downward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deflected; specifically, in zoology, bent down: as, a deflexed margin.
Acacia nilotica is easy to recognize by its bright yellow flowers in round heads, straight stipular spines often slightly deflexed, and dark indehiscent pods compressed over the seeds.
Epipleural: the deflexed or inflexed portions of the elytra, immediately beneath the edge: the inflexed portions of the pronotum are sometimes called prothoracic epipleura: as generally used, the term is incorrectly applied to the entire bent under margin of the elytra.
Lateral lobes: the deflexed portions of pronotum that cover the sides of pro-thorax in many Orthoptera: in certain Hymenoptera, lie on each side of the parapsidal furrows of mesoscutum and = scapulae.
Pinnæ lanceolate, acuminate, the lowest pair deflexed and standing forward; cut into oblong, obtuse segments.
Pinnæ lanceolate, pinnatifid, the lowest pairs gradually shorter and deflexed.
The spines are stout, all deflexed, and arranged along the edges of the numerous ribs into which the stem is divided.
Cushions ½ in. apart, composed of a little tuft of white woolly hair, a cluster of erect, rather long bristles, like a small shaving-brush, and all pointing upwards; spines usually only one in each cushion, and this is slender, deflexed, white, and from
Racemes two, both sessile, or one sessile and the other pedicelled on a peduncle which is more or less sheathed by a proper spathe, divaricate or deflexed.
Branches are many, short, crowded, densely clothed from the base with sessile, imbricating, much compressed deflexed spikelets.
The _spikes_ are numerous, greenish or purple tinged, slender, erect or spreading or sometimes deflexed, opposite, alternate or in fascicles of two to four varying in length from 1/4 to 2-1/2 inches; the _rachis_ of the spike is trigonous, flattened out ventrally and with a ridge on the ventral side and the margins are scabrid.