cephalic flexure


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Related to cephalic flexure: cervical flexure, mesencephalic flexure

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.

ce·phal·ic flex·ure

the sharp, ventrally concave bend in the developing midbrain of the embryo.

ce·phal·ic flex·ure

(sĕ-fal'ik flek'shŭr)
The sharp, ventrally concave bend in the developing midbrain of the embryo.
Synonym(s): cranial flexure, mesencephalic flexure.