clasp flexure

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clasp flex·ure

(klasp flek'shŭr)
Ability of retentive clasp arm to bend and then return to proper shape to permit its passage over surveyed height of contour, thus allowing seating or removal of partial denture.
[L. flexura, a bending, fr. flecto, pp. flexum, to bend]
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