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Synonyms for flexure

Synonyms for flexure

the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

an angular or rounded shape made by folding

act of bending a joint


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The pontine flexure deepens and the alar plate at the roof of metencephalon proliferate dorsally forming the cerebellar plate which developed to the cerebellum.
Caption: Familial benign chronic pemphigus lesions commonly affect the neck, axillae, and flexures.
For flexible cable-driven instruments, the complete actuation mechanism (from flexure to actuators) should be designed to minimize friction between the actuator and the instrument tip.
BEI Kimco (Vista, CA) introduced a new moving magnet voice coil actuator with a flexure design that ensures high alignment accuracy by preventing unwanted shaft rotation.
Reticulate pigmented anomaly of the flexures. Arch Dermatol 1978; 114: 1150-7.
There is new material on special protective coatings, manufacturing techniques, mounting lenses on flexures, designing and mounting small mirrors, and damage and failure analysis.
The MC series offers even higher torque capacity and torsional stiffness with two sets of flexures for increased parallel offset, for applications where absolute reliability is required.
At present, two methods are used to move the head: moving along ceramic rails on roller bearings, and moving it on flexures. The roller/rail combination suffers from having to overcome static friction to get it moving.
In most precision test applications, cables are constantly moved with repetitive flexures. Traditional coaxial cables use braid/foil outer conductors.
* The material must withstand the minimum number of required joint flexures (normalized to 100% based on 3x safety factor).
Here, we describe in detail rapid arm flexures of some bathyal isocrinids and present evidence that this behavior defends crinoids against various biotic and abiotic threats.
A new series of single axis platform flexures from Siskiyou offer highly stable, economical mounting of optical components, along with single axis tilt adjustment.