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flexure

[′flek·shər]
(embryology)
A sharp bend of the anterior part of the primary axis of the vertebrate embryo.
(geology)
A broad, domed structure.
A fold.
(mechanics)
The deformation of any beam subjected to a load.
Any deformation of an elastic body in which the points originally lying on any straight line are displaced to form a plane curve.
(vertebrate zoology)
The last joint of a bird's wing.

flexure

The bending of a member, as under a load.
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An ileocolectomy specimen was received, and representative sequential sections of the total length were submitted for histologic examination, which confirmed the diagnosis of distal aganglionosis up to the hepatic flexure (Figure 3, a).
The intussusception was reduced and the involved segment at the hepatic flexure was resected.
In our case minor subserosal tear was noticed after difficult hepatic flexure negotiation and the procedure was abandoned.
The hepatic flexure of the colon also showed a mass that was adherent to the duodenum.