flexure

Definitions of flexure
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n the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

Synonyms:
flection, flexion
Type of:
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

n an angular or rounded shape made by folding

“a flexure of the colon”
Synonyms:
bend, crease, crimp, fold, plication
Types:
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plait, pleat
any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
kink, twirl, twist
a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck
an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
box pleat
a flat double pleat made by folding under the fabric on either side of it
inverted pleat
a box pleat reversed so that the fullness is turned inward
kick pleat
pleat in back of a straight skirt to allow ease in walking
knife pleat
a single pleat turned in one direction
tuck
a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
Type of:
angular shape, angularity
a shape having one or more sharp angles

n act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased

Synonyms:
flexion
Antonyms:
extension
act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
Types:
flex
the act of flexing
dorsiflexion
the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
Type of:
bending
the act of bending something

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