- the act of bending a limb.
- the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
Definition for flexion (2 of 2)
Related formsflec·tion·al, adjectiveflec·tion·less, adjective
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