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flexure

[flek-sher] /ˈflɛk ʃər/
noun
1.
the act of flexing or bending.
2.
the state of being flexed or bent.
3.
the part bent; bend; fold.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin flexūra a bending, turning, winding. See flex1, -ure
Related forms
flexural, adjective
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Examples for flexure
  • The right colic flexure is situated in the upper and right angle of intersection of the subcostal and right lateral lines.
  • The elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy: his legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure.
  • Below the pancreatic area the lateral part is in relation with the left colic flexure, the medial with the small intestine.
British Dictionary definitions for flexure

flexure

/ˈflɛkʃə/
noun
1.
the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
2.
a bend, turn, or fold
Derived Forms
flexural, adjective
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flexure in Medicine

flexure flex·ure (flěk'shər)
n.

  1. A bend or curve, as in a tubular organ.

  2. The act or an instance of bending.


flex'ur·al adj.
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