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Flaccid

/ˈfla(k)səd/ Adjective 1. Weak, lax and soft. (biology-online.org) 2. Out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 3. Soft and hanging loosely or limply, esp. so as to look or feel unpleasant. (Google Dictionary) 4. Drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 5. (Botany) a. Drooping or inelastic through lack of water. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: Latin...

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Flex

/fleks/ Verb 1. To bend. (wikipedia.org) 2. Cause (a muscle) to stand out by contracting or tensing it. (Google Dictionary) 3. Contract or be tensed. (Google Dictionary) 4. To repeatedly bend one of one’s joints. (wiktionary.org) 5. To move part of the body using one’s muscles. (wiktionary.org) 6. To bend; to move a joint in such a direction as to approximate the two parts which it connects. (biology-online.org) Noun, pl. flexes 1. The action or state of flexing Word origin: Latin flexus, past participle of flectere (“to...

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Flexure

/ˈflekSHər/ Noun, pl. flexures 1. The act of bending or flexing; flexion. (wiktionary.org) 2. (Anatomy) a. A curve or bend in a tubular organ. (wiktionary.org) b. Act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 3. (Zoology) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird. (wiktionary.org) 4. (Astronomy) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or subtracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion. (biology-online.org) 5. (Mathematics) The flexure of a curve, the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line....

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Flocculus

/ˈfläkyələs/ Noun, pl. flocculi 1. (Anatomy) Either of two small lobes on the posterior border of the cerebellum. (wiktionary.org) 2. (Astronomy) A marking on the surface of the sun associated with a solar prominence. (wiktionary.org) 3. A small egg-shaped lobe on the undersurface of the cerebellum. (Google Dictionary) Word origin: Diminutive form of the Latin word for a tuft of wool:...

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