flexure

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noun flex·ure \ˈflek-shər\

Definition of flexure

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being flexed :  flexion

  2. 2 :  turn, bend, fold

1592

First Known Use of flexure

1592


Medical Dictionary

flexure

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noun flex·ure \ˈflek-shər\

Medical Definition of flexure

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being flexed :  flexion

  2. 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

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