• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Deflex (zool., bot.) to bend down
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. de, from, and flectĕre, flexum, to bend, turn.


In literature:

Pinnae lanceolate, pinnatifid, the lowest pairs gradually shorter and deflexed.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
Deflexed: abruptly bent downward.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The inflorescence is a narrow pyramidal raceme of slender, spreading or deflexed spikes.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The flowers are white or pinkish, becoming brown and deflexed as the corolla fades.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Standard oblong-oval, spreading; keel oblong, straight, deflexed.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray