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anteflexion

[ an-tuh-flek-shuhn ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. a bending forward of an organ, especially of the body of the uterus.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of anteflexion1

1855–60; ante- + Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō ) a bending; flexion

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Example Sentences

If anteflexion be present, the anterior lip of the cervix should be seized with the volsella and fixed by slight traction.

If the womb is bent (or flexed) forward on itself the condition is called anteflexion.

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