Meaning of deflexed in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈflɛkst/


  • Bent or curving downwards or backwards.

    ‘a deflexed beak’
    • ‘They have a thick, consistently inflexed flower stalk in contrast to the remaining members of Petunia, which have a thin, deflexed flower stalk in the fruiting state.’
    • ‘One specimen appears to display a pathological condition on the fixed finger, which is strongly deflexed into a position unusual in the species, and has a bulbous swelling at the base of the finger.’


Early 19th century (earlier as deflex): from Latin deflexus ‘bent away’ (past participle of deflectere) + -ed.