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kink

[kiŋk]
(engineering)
A tightened loop in a wire rope resulting in permanent deformation and damage to the wire.
(cell and molecular biology)
A bend between two helical segments of deoxyribonucleic acid achieved by unstacking one base pair and twisting the polynucleotide backbone.

kink

A form of damage that appears as a sharp bend or a twist in a piece of wire, tubing, or sheet metal. See compressor blade damage.
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ANSYS Mechanical is used to simulate the kinking process (figure 4), taking the catheter dimensions and material into account.
But they are more prone to kinking and become stiffer with time.
These containers provide protection against harmful surroundings and accidental cutting or kinking.