- In <em>bacteriology</em>, applied to filamentous forms of bacteria which are twisted and curved, although retaining their rigidity.
- Flexible; pliant; pliable; mobile; easily bent; readily yielding to power, impulse, or moral force.
- Flexible; pliant; pliable; easily bent; plastic; tractable.
- Capable of being repeatedly <xref>flexed</xref> without breaking
- able to flex; able to bend easily