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flexion

[ flek-shuhn ]

noun

  1. Anatomy.
    1. the act of bending a limb.
    2. the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
  2. Chiefly British. flection ( defs 1, 2, 3 ).


flexion

/ ˈflɛkʃən /

noun

  1. the act of bending a joint or limb
  2. the condition of the joint or limb so bent
  3. a variant spelling of flection


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Derived Forms

  • ˈflexionless, adjective
  • ˈflexional, adjective

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Other Words From

  • flexion·al adjective
  • flexion·less adjective
  • hyper·flexion noun
  • over·flexion noun
  • super·flexion noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of flexion1

1595–1605; < Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō ) a bending, turning. See flex 1, -ion

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Example Sentences

This stretch also helps to open up the elbow joints that stay almost perpetually in flexion when digging your ski poles into the snow.

When you walk, you arms should swing reciprocally with your legs, propelling you with a pattern of extension and flexion.

Designers paired oiled nubuck leather with a soft fabric collar, which offers stabilization while maintaining ankle flexion.

And to this they gave the body to be a vehicle, and the members to be instruments, having the power of flexion and extension.

From this mother dialect our English differs less in respect of etymology, than of syntax, idiom, and flexion.

Pure steel in utmost flexion breaks into pieces without warning; so with this man now.

Dorsal flexion is checked by the flexor tendons and dorsal ligaments.

This is brought about by flexion of the elbow and carpal joints.

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