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kernig's sign in Medicine

Kernig's sign Ker·nig's sign (kûr'nĭgz)
n.
An indication of meningitis in which complete extension of the leg on the thigh is impossible when the individual lies on the back and flexes the thigh at a right angle to the axis of the trunk.

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