flexure

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flex·ure

noun \ˈflek-shər\

Definition of FLEXURE

1
:  the quality or state of being flexed :  flexion
2
:  turn, bend, fold

First Known Use of FLEXURE

1592

flex·ure

noun \ˈflek-shər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLEXURE

1
: the quality or state of being flexed : flexion
2
: an anatomical turn, bend, or fold; especially : one of three sharp bends of the anterior part of the primary axis of the vertebrate embryo that serve to establish the relationship of the parts of the developing brain—see cephalic flexure, cervical flexure, hepatic flexure, pontine flexure, sigmoid flexure, splenic flexure
flex·ur·al \-shər-əl\ adjective

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