flaccid


flac·cid

adjective \ˈfla-səd also ˈflak-səd\

: not firm : not hard or solid

: lacking strength or force

Full Definition of FLACCID

1
a :  not firm or stiff; also :  lacking normal or youthful firmness <flaccid muscles>
b of a plant part :  deficient in turgor
2
:  lacking vigor or force <flaccid leadership>
flac·cid·i·ty \fla(k)-ˈsi-də-tē\ noun
flac·cid·ly \ˈfla(k)-səd-lē\ adverb

Examples of FLACCID

  1. <the flaccid stalks of celery that had been around for far too long>
  2. Virgil Thomson, in his review of the evening, called the libretto flaccid and spineless, but that is unfair. It is a witty piece of writing. —J. D. McClatchy, New Republic, 29 Nov. 1993

Origin of FLACCID

Latin flaccidus, from flaccus flabby
First Known Use: 1620

Other Physiology Terms

eructation, flux, gustatory, menarche, myopia, senescence, torpor

Rhymes with FLACCID

flac·cid

adjective \ˈflas-əd, ˈflak-səd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLACCID

: not firm or stiff; also : lacking normal or youthful firmness <flaccid muscles>
flac·cid·i·ty \fla(k)-ˈsid-ət-ē\ noun, plural flac·cid·i·ties

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