being bent without breaking or injury under the influence of an
The property of being flexible;
easily bent or shaped. Flexibility is the inverse of stiffness.
The quality or state of being
The flexibility is
the property of being bent When a force is applied to a
structure, there is a displacement in the direction of the
force; flexibility is the ratio of the displacement divided by
the force. High flexibility means that a small load produces a
To Flex [ Transitive and intransitive
( Flexed, flexing,
The act of
bending or putting something in a state of flexion.
Some species of climbing
plants develop holdfast roots which help to support the vines on
trees, walls, and rocks. By forcing their way into minute pores and
crevices, they hold the plant firmly in place.
Climbing plants, like the poison ivy (Toxicodendron
radicans), Boston ivy (Parthenocissus
tricuspidata), and trumpet creeper (Campsis
radicans), develop holdfast roots which help to
support the vines on trees, walls, and rocks. By forcing their
way into minute pores and crevices, they hold the plant firmly
in place. Usually the Holdfast roots die at the end of the first
season, but in some species they are perennial. In the tropics
some of the large climbing plants have hold-fast roots by which
they attach themselves, and long, cord-like roots that extend
downward through the air and may lengthen and branch for several
years until they strike the soil and become absorbent roots.
Major references and further lectures:
1) E. N. Transeau “General Botany” Discovery Publishing House,