Definition of Flaccid

1. Adjective. Drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness. "A flaccid penis"

Similar to: Soft



2. Adjective. Out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance. "Flaccid cheeks"
Exact synonyms: Flabby, Soft
Similar to: Unfit
Derivative terms: Flab, Flabbiness, Flaccidity, Softness

Definition of Flaccid

1. a. Yielding to pressure for want of firmness and stiffness; soft and weak; limber; lax; drooping; flabby; as, a flaccid muscle; flaccid flesh.

Definition of Flaccid

1. Adjective. Flabby. ¹

2. Adjective. Soft; floppy. ¹

3. Adjective. Lacking energy or vigor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flaccid

1. lacking firmness [adj]

Medical Definition of Flaccid

1. Weak, lax and soft. Origin: L. Flaccidus This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flaccid

flabelliform
flabellinerved
flabellum
flabels
flabergast
flabergastation
flabergasted
flabergasting
flabergasts
flabile
flabrigast
flabrigasted
flabrigasting
flabrigasts
flabs
flaccid (current term)
flaccid bladder
flaccid ectropion
flaccid membrane
flaccid paralysis
flaccid part of tympanic membrane
flaccider
flaccidities
flaccidity
flaccidly
flack
flack catcher
flacked
flacker
flackered

Literary usage of Flaccid

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Paralyses Classified According to the Tonus of the Paralyzed Muscles (flaccid and Spastic Paralyses) When the tonicity of the muscles paralyzed is less than ..."

2. The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body by Matthew Baillie (1812)
"Liver flaccid, .with reddish Tumours. I have likewise se£n the liver much more ... The liver is not unusually found much more flaccid in its substance than ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"There was no movement of the right side of the body, and this side, instead of being spastic, was flaccid to such a degree that one was inclined to believe ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"... poisoned •with prussic acid or belladonna they become relaxed and flaccid. By exposure for a short time to the vapor of chloroform or ether the Fio. 18. ..."

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