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anteflexion

[an-tuh-flek-shuh n] /ˌæn təˈflɛk ʃən/
noun, Pathology.
1.
a bending forward of an organ, especially of the body of the uterus.
Origin of anteflexion
1855-1860
1855-60; ante- + Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō) a bending; see flexion
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anteflexion an·te·flex·ion (ān'tē-flěk'shən)
n.
A sharp forward curve or angulation, especially a forward bend in the uterus at the junction of the corpus and cervix.

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