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flexuous

[′flek·shə·wəs]
(biology)
Flexible.
Bending in a zigzag manner.
Wavy.
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2 Leaves olive green, bright or pale green above, or somewhat glaucous, pale green below, pubescent with flexuous hairs not tightly curled nor obscuring the surface, leaves at senescence yellow, orange or rarely red; corolla white, creamy, yellowish or greenish.
Mucilage having two concentric layers (a transparent external one and milky white/pale internal one) with flexuous fibres in a mass of mucilage (Figure 3-4).
Her flexuous and stealthy figure became an integral part of the scene.
Stems dimorphic; sterile (non-sporulating) stems green (chlorophyllus) with whorls of branches at node; fertile (sporulating) stems brownish (achlorophyllus) unbranched; dark bands not present above or below nodal sheaths; strobili ("cones") 1-3 cm long, stalks 2-5 cm long, apex rounded, maturing early spring before sterile stems; aerial stems annual, flexuous E.
Flexuous seaweeds, such as chlorophytes of the genus Boodlea, phaeophytes of the genus Dictyota, and rhodophytes of the genera Galaxaura and Padina, form scattered populations.
2 cm, irregular in cross-section, usually matted with hyphal layer identical to subiculum; branches in 1-5 ranks, irregularly dichotomous, ascending, flexuous, often covered with subicular-like layer downward, gray-drab, tandrab to pinkish tan ("avellaneous" "light pinkish cinnamon," "fawn color;" 7A2, 7B3, 7C5); hymenium amphigenous above, often clearly unilateral below; internodes diminishing irregularly upward; axils narrowly rounded.
She had caught up her castanets, and rattled them as she danced with a kind of passionate fierceness, her lithe body undulating with flexuous grace, her diamond eyes glittering, her round arms wreathing and unwinding, alive and vibrant to the tips of her fingers.
Conidiophores of Alternaria macrospora arise singly or in groups, straight or flexuous, tapering towards the apex and septate.
Plum pox potyvirus (PPV), belongs to Potyvirus genus in Potyviridae family, has long, flexuous rod particles and positive sense single stranded (ss) RNA with a molecular weight of 3.