hinged flap

hinged flap

a flap of skin prepared surgically that moves in an arcing manner similar to turning the pages of a book.

hinged flap

(hinjd flap)
A turnover flap transferred by lifting it over on its pedicle as if the pedicle were a hinge.
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The early mornings were still sufficiently cool to render a fire acceptable in the large room wherein they breakfasted; and, by Mrs Crick's orders, who held that he was too genteel to mess at their table, it was Angel Clare's custom to sit in the yawning chimney-corner during the meal, his cup-and-saucer and plate being placed on a hinged flap at his elbow.
An unusual George III argyle by Walter Brind (London 1777, 13ozs) of drum shape with outer hot water cavity accessed by the hinged flap on the handle
With the help of number 11 blade incisions are made in the nasal mucosa along the bony ostium except anteriorly to have a hinged flap.
The device - a buoyant hinged flap - attaches to the seabed and moves backwards and forwards in the nearshore waves, pumping high pressure water onshore to drive a hydro-electric turbine, which then generates electricity for the National Grid.
The surgeon then uses a microkeratome (a tiny blade) to cut a hinged flap of the superficial layer of the cornea, exposing the business part of the cornea.
The service module might seem gimmicky, but it allows owners to release a hinged flap in the radiator grille to either check or top up water and oil levels.
It features a hinged flap for access to the box's contents.
Using a microkeratome, an automated device resembling a carpenter's plane, the surgeon makes a hinged flap on the surface of the cornea, like peeling back the protective foil on a bottle of aspirin.
A total of 12 infants watched an experimenter perform simple actions with a series of toys: pulling apart a detachable, dumbbell-shaped toy, pushing a hinged flap over the top of a box, pushing the button on another box to produce a beeping sound, shaking a plastic egg that rattled and jiggling a stuffed bear by a string attached to its head.
A thin, hinged flap is created on the eye's surface during LASIK, enabling the surgeon to reshape the underlying tissue with an excimer laser to improve vision.
The device is a hinged flap connected to the sea-bed which uses wave power to deliver high-pressure water to an onshore turbine.