cephalic flexure

noun

Medical Definition of cephalic flexure

: the middle of the three anterior flexures of an embryo in which the front part of the brain bends downward in an angle of 90 degrees

called also cranial flexure

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“Cephalic flexure.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cephalic%20flexure. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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