- the act of bending a limb.
- the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
- flexible spending account,
- flexible-rate mortgage,
- flexner's bacillus,
- flexner, abraham
Origin of flexion
Origin of flection
Examples from the Web for flexion
The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
Reduction is easily effected by making traction on the phalanges and carrying out movements of flexion and extension.
The action of the joint below, as a natural consequence, is limited in its flexion.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
A localised abscess had evidently formed here and been diffused into the joint by the movement of flexion already described.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
There was too little pliancy, flexion, and relaxation in his muscles; hence a lack of economy in the expenditure of his energies.Memories of a Musical Life|William Mason
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).