flexion

[flek-shuhn]
noun
1.
Anatomy.
a.
the act of bending a limb.
b.
the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
2.
Chiefly British, flection ( defs 1–3 ).

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō) a bending, turning. See flex1, -ion

flexional, adjective
flexionless, adjective
hyperflexion, noun
overflexion, noun
superflexion, noun
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flexion (ˈflɛkʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of bending a joint or limb
2.  the condition of the joint or limb so bent
3.  a variant spelling of flection
 
'flexional
 
adj
 
'flexionless
 
adj

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flexion
c.1600, from L. flexionem, noun of action from flectere "to bend."
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flexion flex·ion (flěk'shən)
n.

  1. The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.

  2. The condition of being flexed or bent.

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No flexion is involved, so using rigid ceramics is not a problem.
It is tied down by fibrous bands along the lines of flexion of the digits, exhibiting certain furrows of a permanent character.
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