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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flexure

The bending of a member, as under a load.
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Emergency abdominal CT scan found that the sites of obstruction were hepatic flexure ( n = 5) and splenic flexure ( n = 11) and were shown obstruction in all patients (100%).
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where [[rho].sub.j] denotes the rigid misalignment angle of subsystem; [[theta].sub.j] denotes the flexure angle and described by the second-order Markov process [25]; [[beta].sub.j] = 2.146/[[tau].sub.j] and [[tau].sub.j] is the correlation time; x, y, and z are the axes of [b.sub.s]-frame; [[eta].sub.j] denotes the Gaussian white noise with covariance [mathematical expression not reproducible] denotes the covariance of [mathematical expression not reproducible].
For the flexure critical RC columns, the hysteretic behavior is characterized by a full hysteretic loop, minor pinching effect, and strength degradation under cyclic loading.
Independently of the strong inter interobserver observer variance, each observer found the highest number of eosinophils in the hepatic flexure, with values between 73 eosinophils per HPF for the highest counting investigator (mean of 5 HPF of all patients), and 5 for the lowest.
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where [mathematical expression not reproducible] is maximum stress in flange of beam with solid web, determined on technical theory of flexure as:
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