1. [ noun ] act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
Synonyms: flexion
Related terms: extension bend flex dorsiflexion bend
2. [ noun ] the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
Synonyms: flexion flection
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
Similar spelling:   flexor