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Noun: flexure  flek-shu(r)
  1. The state of being flexed (as of a joint)
    - flection, flexion
  2. An angular or rounded shape made by folding
    "a flexure of the colon";
    - fold, crease, plication, crimp, bend
  3. Act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
    - flexion

Derived forms: flexures

Type of: angular shape, angularity, bending, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Antonym: extension

Encyclopedia: Flexure