hepatic flexure

noun

Medical Definition of hepatic flexure 

: the right-angle bend in the colon on the right side of the body near the liver that marks the junction of the ascending colon and the transverse colon

called also right colic flexure

Learn More about hepatic flexure

Share hepatic flexure

Comments on hepatic flexure

What made you want to look up hepatic flexure? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to clear from alleged fault or guilt

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!