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flex·u·ous

 (flĕk′sho͞o-əs)
adj.
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.
flex′u·ous·ly adv.
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flexuous

(ˈflɛksjʊəs) or

flexuose

adj
1. full of bends or curves; winding
2. variable; unsteady
[C17: from Latin flexuōsus full of bends, tortuous, from flexus a bending; see flex]
ˈflexuously adv
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flex•u•ous

(ˈflɛk ʃu əs)

adj.
full of bends or curves; sinuous; winding.
[1595–1605; < Latin flexuōsus=flexu(s) (see flex1) + -ōsus -ous]
flex`u•os′i•ty (-ˈɒs ɪ ti) n.
flex′u•ous•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flexuous - having turns or windings; "the flexuous bed of the stream"
curved, curving - having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"
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flexuous

adjective
1. Repeatedly curving in alternate directions:
2. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
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The processes of DCX-positive neurons were shortened and flexuously went through into the granular cell layer in the zinc-deficient hippocampus, suggesting that zinc deficiency, in addition to stem cell proliferation, impairs neuronal differentiation [134].
For instance, dogs stiffen, bare their teeth, and raise their head, hairs bristling, when they're in an attack mode or confronting an enemy, but sink curvaceously and flexuously when they're in a humble and affectionate frame of mind.