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Bending or winding alternately from side to side; sinuous.
[From Latin flexuōsus, from flexus, a bending, a turning, from past participle of flectere, to bend.]
flex′u·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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1. full of bends or curves; winding
2. variable; unsteady
[C17: from Latin flexuōsus full of bends, tortuous, from flexus a bending; see flex]
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flex•u•ous(ˈflɛk ʃu əs)
full of bends or curves; sinuous; winding.
flex`u•os′i•ty (-ˈɒs ɪ ti) n.
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|Adj.||1.||flexuous - having turns or windings; "the flexuous bed of the stream"|
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1. Repeatedly curving in alternate directions:
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