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flexion

[flek-shuh n] /ˈflɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
Anatomy.
  1. the act of bending a limb.
  2. the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
2.
Chiefly British, flection (defs 1–3).
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō) a bending, turning. See flex1, -ion
Related forms
flexional, adjective
flexionless, adjective
hyperflexion, noun
overflexion, noun
superflexion, noun
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Examples for flexion
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for flexion

flexion

/ˈflɛkʃən/
noun
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
Derived Forms
flexional, adjective
flexionless, adjective
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Word Origin and History for flexion
flexion
c.1600, from L. flexionem, noun of action from flectere "to bend."
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flexion in Medicine

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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