dorsiflexion

[ dawr-suh-flek-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɔr səˈflɛk ʃən /

noun Anatomy.

flexion toward the back.

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Origin of dorsiflexion

1815–25; dorsiflex to bend backward (dorsi- + flex1) + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for dorsiflexion

dorsiflexion
/ (ˌdɔːsɪˈflɛkʃən) /

noun

med the bending back of a part, esp the hand or foot or their digits
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Medical definitions for dorsiflexion

dorsiflexion
[ dôr′sə-flĕkshən ]

n.

The turning of the foot or the toes upward.
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