dorsiflexion

[dawr-suh-flek-shuh n]

Origin of dorsiflexion

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

dorsiflexion

noun
  1. med the bending back of a part, esp the hand or foot or their digits
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dorsiflexion in Medicine

dorsiflexion

[dôr′sə-flĕkshən]
n.
  1. The turning of the foot or the toes upward.
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