flexure


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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.
References in classic literature ?
The quartz rock must have bee quite pasty when it underwent such remarkable flexure without being shattered into fragments.
Even in the rude circumferential rim or wall of wax round a growing comb, flexures may sometimes be observed, corresponding in position to the planes of the rhombic basal plates of future cells.
They cover the definition and classification of compliant systems, modeling compliant systems as rigid-body systems, modeling large deflections of curved rod-like structures with examples, and the synthesis of compliant mechanisms and design of flexure hinges.
The pontine flexure deepens and the alar plate at the roof of metencephalon proliferate dorsally forming the cerebellar plate which developed to the cerebellum.
are said to provide greater low-temperature flexibility than standard PVC and enhanced ability to withstand repeated flexure over a long working life.
Features of the system include: 400[micro]m closed loop travel range (450[micro]m open loop); connectors with built in stage calibration provide plug and play electronics, which can be interchanged, minimising system down times; made from stainless steel--providing greater mechanical stiffness (faster) and temperature stability (lowest drift); the stage is a flexure guided system--the friction-free flexures are designed to provide high stiffness and to minimise off axis motions, giving high repeatability and faster cycle times.
Outfitted with a wide range of fixtures and options, the TMA 450 handles sample configurations for testing in expansion, compression, flexure and tension modes, extending and empowering scientists and engineers with even more valuable information about the mechanical behavior of materials, according to the company.
SEMS insertion was shown to be a safe, easy, and effective treatment for left-sided malignant colon obstruction, for palliative treatment or as bridge to resection.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5] The cases reported of SEMS insertion in the colon proximal to the splenic flexure were <5% of all studies.
Tonight we kick things off in true heatwave style in 39/40 Arran Quay where Operator x Stoop come together to bring you Tresor's Manni Dee and Jamie Behan's Flexure project.
Due to the rarity of colonic NETs, we aimed to report the case of 26-year-old male with hepatic flexure NETs.
We are presenting a case of right colon perforation due to brid ileus related obstruction on the splenic flexure. Right hemicolectomy was performed according to oncologic surgical principles due to suspicion arising from calcified lymph nodes in the right mesocolon.
Four side struts are welded between the pier tube and the base plate to eliminate side flexure of the tube assembly under heavy or off-center loads.