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flex·ure

 (flĕk′shər)
n.
1. A curve, turn, or fold, such as a bend in a tubular organ: a flexure of the colon.
2. The act or an instance of bending or flexing; flexion.

flex′ur·al adj.

flexure

(ˈflɛkʃə)
n
1. the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
2. a bend, turn, or fold
ˈflexural adj

flex•ure

(ˈflɛk ʃər)

n.
1. the act of flexing or bending.
2. the state of being flexed or bent.
3. the part bent; bend.
flex′ur•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.flexure - an angular or rounded shape made by foldingflexure - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
pleat, plait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
twirl, kink, twist - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck - an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
3.flexure - act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
bending - the act of bending something
flex - the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
dorsiflexion - the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)

flexure

noun
Translations

flex·ure

n. flexura, pliegue o doblez de una estructura u órgano;
hepatic ______ hepática, ángulo derecho del colon;
sigmoid ___sigmoidea, curvatura del colon que antecede al recto;
splenic ______ esplénica, ángulo izquierdo del colon.
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El intestino delgado presentaba en orden las siguientes porciones: duodeno, parte craneal (4), flexura duodenal craneal (4'), duodeno descendente (5), flexura duodenal caudal (5'), duodeno ascendente (6), flexura duodeno-yeyunal (6), yeyuno (1) e ileon (?
O ligamento apical do penis e uma estrutura espessa constituida de fibras colagenas que se origina na tunica albuginea distal a flexura sigmoide e estendese dorsalmente no corpo cavernoso do penis, inserindo-se na tunica albuginea caudalmente a coroa da glande (ASHDOWN & SMITH, 1969; MOBINI & WALKER, 1983; SCHAI.
Realizaram-se medidas do comprimento do penis entre a curvatura caudal da flexura sigmoide ate o colo da glande; e dessa mesma curvatura ate a origem do ligamento apical do penis e entre a insercao do ligamento apical ao colo da glande.
Entre los segmentos del colon, la flexura colica derecha (flexura hepatica, angulo colico derecho o angulo hepatico) y flexura colica izquierda (flexura esplenica, angulo colico iquierdo o esplenico) son los que reciben menos irrigacion, debiendo el cirujano evitarlos como locales de posibles anastomosis.