|1.||[ noun ] act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased|
|Related terms:||extension bend flex dorsiflexion bend|
|2.||[ noun ] the state of being flexed (as of a joint)|
|Related terms:||physiological_state bend|
|3.||[ noun ] an angular or rounded shape made by folding|
|Synonyms:||fold crimp plication bend crease|
"a fold in the napkin" "a crease in his trousers" "a plication on her blouse" "a flexure of the colon" "a bend of his elbow"
|Related terms:||angular_shape pucker pleat kink bend fold pleat|