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flexure

 [flek´sher]
a bend or fold.
caudal flexure the bend at the aboral end of the embryo.
cephalic flexure the curve in the mid-brain of the embryo.
cervical flexure a bend in the neural tube of the embryo at the junction of the brain and spinal cord.
colic flexure, left the angular junction of the transverse and descending colon.
colic flexure, right the angular junction of the ascending and transverse colon.
dorsal flexure one of the flexures in the mid-dorsal region of the embryo.
duodenojejunal flexure the bend at the junction of the duodenum and jejunum.
hepatic flexure right colic flexure.
lumbar flexure the ventral curvature in the lumbar region of the back.
mesencephalic flexure a bend in the neural tube of the embryo at the level of the mesencephalon, or mid-brain.
pontine flexure a flexure of the hindbrain in the embryo.
sacral flexure caudal flexure.
sigmoid flexure sigmoid colon.
splenic flexure left colic flexure.

flex·ure

(flek'shŭr), [TA]
A bend, as in an organ or structure.
Synonym(s): flexura [TA]
[L. flexura]

flexure

/flex·ure/ (flek´sher) a bend or fold; a curvation.
caudal flexure  the bend at the aboral end of the embryo.
cephalic flexure  the curve in the midbrain of the embryo.
cervical flexure  a bend in the neural tube of the embryo at the junction of the brain and spinal cord.
cranial flexure  cephalic f.
dorsal flexure  one of the flexures in the mid-dorsal region of the embryo.
duodenojejunal flexure  the bend at the junction of duodenum and jejunum.
lumbar flexure  the ventral curvature in the lumbar region of the back.
mesencephalic flexure  cephalic f.
nuchal flexure  cervical f.
pontine flexure  a flexure of the hindbrain in the embryo.
sacral flexure  caudal f.
sigmoid flexure  see under colon.

flexure

(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

[flek′shər]
a normal bend or curve in a body part, such as the colic flexure of the colon or the dorsal flexure of the spine.

flex·ure

(flek'shŭr) [TA]
A bend, as in an organ or structure.
Synonym(s): flexura [TA] .
[L. flexura]

flexure

A bend, curve, angle or fold. The hepatic flexure in the large intestine (colon) is the angle near the liver between the vertical ascending colon and the roughly horizontal transverse colon.

flex·ure

(flek'shŭr) [TA]
A bend, as in an organ or structure.
[L. flexura]

flexure (flek´shur),

n the quality or state of being flexed.
flexure, clasp,
n the flexure of a retentive clasp arm to permit passage over the surveyed height of contour, thus permitting the seating or removal of the clasp.
flexure, mandibular,
n the change in shape of the mandible caused by the pterygoid muscles contracting during opening and protrusion movements.

flexure

a bend or fold; a curvation.

brain flexure
as head folding occurs in the developing embryo midbrain; cervical and pontine flexures also occur in the brain.
caudal flexure
the bend in the lumbosacral region of the embryo.
cephalic flexure
the curve in the midbrain of the embryo.
cervical flexure
a bend in the neural tube of the embryo at the junction of the brain and spinal cord.
cranial flexure
the anterior of the two ventral flexures of the developing embryo.
diaphragmatic flexure
the flexure between the left and right dorsal colons in the horse.
pelvic flexure
where the left ventral colon in the horse is flexed upward to become the left dorsal colon; there is a sharp reduction in the diameter of the colon at this flexure and the contents become much firmer, less fluid.
sigmoid flexure
the flattened loop of colon, immediately succeeding the cecum in ruminants.
sternal flexure
where the right ventral colon in the horse turns to become the left ventral colon.
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