flexure(redirected from mesencephalic flexure)
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Related to mesencephalic flexure: pontine flexure, Ventral cephalic flexure
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.
1. the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
2. a bend, turn, or fold
1. the act of flexing or bending.
2. the state of being flexed or bent.
3. the part bent; bend.
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|Noun||1.||flexure - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)|
|2.||flexure - 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
|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)
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.