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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
2. a bend, turn, or fold
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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)
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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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