in·​flexed ˈin-ˌflekst How to pronounce inflexed (audio)
: bent or turned abruptly inward or downward or toward the axis
inflexed petals

Word History


Latin inflexus, past participle of inflectere

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inflexed was in 1661

Dictionary Entries Near inflexed

Cite this Entry

“Inflexed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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