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curvature

 [ker´vah-chur]
a nonangular deviation from a normally straight course.
greater curvature of stomach the left or lateral and inferior border of the stomach, marking the inferior junction of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
lesser curvature of stomach the right or medial border of the stomach, marking the superior junction of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
penile curvature curvature of the penis to one side when erect; called also clubbed penis.
Pott's curvature abnormal posterior curvature of the spine occurring as a result of Pott's disease.
spinal curvature abnormal deviation of the vertebral column, as in kyphosis, lordosis, and scoliosis.

cur·va·ture

(ker'vă-chūr),
A bending or flexure. See: angulation.
Synonym(s): curvatura
[L. curvatura, fr. curvo, pp. -atus, to bend, curve]

curvature

(kûr′və-cho͝or′, -chər)
n.
1. The act of curving or the state of being curved.
2. Medicine A curving or bending, especially an abnormal one: curvature of the spine.

cur·va·ture

(kŭr'vă-chŭr)
A bending or flexure.
See: angulation
Synonym(s): curvatura.
[L. curvatura, fr. curvo, pp. -atus, to bend, curve]
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Let [phi] = [phi](s) be a unit speed osculating curve with constant first curvature in [E.sup.3].
(20) gives us first curvature and the principal normal of [phi] as