flexuous


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flexuous

[′flek·shə·wəs]
(biology)
Flexible.
Bending in a zigzag manner.
Wavy.
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Conidiophores macronematous, arising close to one another forming sporodochium and branched at the apex, branches straight or flexuous, hyaline, smooth.
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....
Lewis of Belfast in belling, baggy, blown trousers and flexuous flopping jacket, his chins working like
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.
Basidiomata up to 6 X 3 cm, branched, gregarious; stipe up to 3 X 1.2 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.