(general) Weak; soft; lax; lacking vigor

(botany) Of a plant cell in an isotonic solution such that the plasma membrane is not pressed tightly against the cell wall, and therefore, is neither swollen (turgid) nor plasmolyzed


The word flaccid describes one that is weak, soft, or lacking vigor. In biological context, it is used in the following terms:

A related term is flaccidity. Flaccidity is the condition of being flaccid.

Word origin: Latin flaccidus, flacc(ēre) (to grow weak)

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