flexure

[flek-sher]
noun
1.
the act of flexing or bending.
2.
the state of being flexed or bent.
3.
the part bent; bend; fold.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin flexūra a bending, turning, winding. See flex1, -ure

flexural, adjective
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flexure (ˈflɛkʃə)
 
n
1.  the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
2.  a bend, turn, or fold
 
'flexural
 
adj

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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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Example sentences
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.
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