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flexion

[ flek-shuhn ]
/ ˈflɛk ʃən /
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noun
Anatomy.
  1. the act of bending a limb.
  2. the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
Chiefly British. flection (defs. 1-3).
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Origin of flexion

1595–1605; <Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō) a bending, turning. See flex1, -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for flexion

flexion
/ (ˈflɛkʃən) /

noun
the act of bending a joint or limb
the condition of the joint or limb so bent
a variant spelling of flection

Derived forms of flexion

flexional, adjectiveflexionless, adjective
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Medical definitions for flexion

flexion
[ flĕkshən ]

n.
The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
The condition of being flexed or bent.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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