[ flek-shuh n ]
/ ˈflɛk ʃən /


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

Origin of flexion

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

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British Dictionary definitions for flexional


/ (ˈflɛkʃən) /


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

Derived Forms

flexional, adjectiveflexionless, adjective
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Medicine definitions for flexional


[ flĕkshən ]


The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
The condition of being flexed or bent.

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