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Definition of "flexure" [flex•ure]

  • A curve, turn, or fold, such as a bend in a tubular organ: a flexure of the colon. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of bending or flexing; flexion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flexure" in a sentence
  • "In the study proximal colon cancers included the cecum, ascending colon, up to the point of the hepatic flexure, which is the point where the colon makes a turn to become the transverse colon."
  • "The details of a manufacturing process to make an alloy that has superior strength and flexure properties (and could be used as a spring in a chip-clip) is very valuable to the public."
  • "Speed, and its derivatives, acceleration and flexure, are based on measured time."