flexure

noun flex·ure \ ˈflek-shər \

Definition of flexure

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

Origin and Etymology of flexure

borrowed from Latin flexūra "act of bending, bend, curve," from flexus (past participle of flectere "to cause to move in a different direction, bend, curve," of uncertain origin) + -ūra -ure


Medical Dictionary

flexure

noun flex·ure \ ˈflek-shər \

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

flexural

play \-shər-əl\ adjective

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