- the act of bending a limb.
- the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
Origin of flexion
Origin of flection
Examples from the Web for flexion
Historical Examples of flexion
The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion.The Devil's Dictionary
The attitude of the hand and fingers is usually one of flexion.
Flexion, inversion, and adduction of the thighs also occurred.Tics and Their Treatment
At which point the first flexion occurred will never be determined.Waterloo
In flexion, the hand is bent backwards; in extension it is carried forwards.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
Word Origin for flection
c.1600, from Latin flexionem (nominative flexio) "a bending, swaying; bend, turn, curve," noun of action from past participle stem of flectere "to bend" (see flexible).