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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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However, these kinds of intakes are very prone to flow separation due to a high diffusion rate through the duct and sharp streamline curvature. Therefore, developing a design methodology and understanding the effects of geometrical properties on intake performance is crucial for proper intake design.
The lane-change curve connects symmetric interpolating boundary configurations, that is, the same tangent angle and curvature. Following a lane-change curve, the vehicle will be traveling in the same direction at the end of the maneuver as it was traveling at the start; that is, there is no change of heading between the start and the final configurations.
Germain pointed out that the free energy controlling the physical system associated with an elastic plate is the total squared curvature or bending energy.
Recently, geometry-driven image diffusion techniques have been proposed to solve and regularize ill-posedness problems; such techniques use the local geometric properties of the image surface, such as the curvature and mean curvature (MC).
Ortho-k for myopic correction alters the corneal curvature that makes the central cornea flatter and midperipheral cornea steeper [3]; the mechanism underlying the corneal curvature changes has been shown to be mainly epithelium in origin [4], and these changes are believed to be reversible should patients discontinue ortho-k lens wear for a sufficient length of time [5].
Different normal sections correspond to different curvatures at the evaluated point, and the maximum and minimum values of these curvatures are called the principal curvatures [k.sub.1] and [k.sub.2], respectively.
(7), the resulting strain distribution corresponding to the curvatures [[phi].sub.z] and [[phi].sub.y] can be expressed in linear form as:
The Role of Spontaneous Curvature. A comparison between the definitions of [m.sub.b] (15) and [m.sub.h] (17) suggests that the difference in spontaneous curvatures, [[bar.H].sub.I] and [[bar.H].sub.II], and the difference in bending stiffness, [[bar.k].sub.I] and [[bar.k].sub.II], of the two phases have a similar influence on the biomembrane composition.
If caught early and with the correct intervention and/or treatment, the curvature progression can be slowed, stopped, or even reversed (National Library of Medicine, 2011).
These paths can be considered as Riemannian curves with constant curvatures. Riemann paths with constant curvatures contain no obstacles.
As a patient grows, The Tether - Vertebral Body Tethering System is designed to continue to correct the curvature while maintaining a fuller range of motion when compared to spinal fusion procedures.