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A sharp bend of the anterior part of the primary axis of the vertebrate embryo.
A broad, domed structure.
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.
The last joint of a bird's wing.
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The bending of a member, as under a load.
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