flexure

[flek-sher]

noun

the act of flexing or bending.
the state of being flexed or bent.
the part bent; bend; fold.

Origin of flexure

First recorded in 1585–95, flexure is from the Latin word flexūra a bending, turning, winding. See flex1, -ure
Related formsflex·ur·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flexure

flexure

noun

the act of flexing or the state of being flexed
a bend, turn, or fold
Derived Formsflexural, adjective
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flexure in Medicine

flexure

[flĕkshər]

n.

A bend or curve, as in a tubular organ.
The act or an instance of bending.
Related formsflexur•al adj.
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