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[an-tuh-flek-shuh n]
noun Pathology.
  1. a bending forward of an organ, especially of the body of the uterus.
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Origin of anteflexion

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

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

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)


anteflexion in Medicine


  1. 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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