hyperextension

[ hahy-per-ik-sten-shuh n ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər ɪkˈstɛn ʃən /

noun

the extension of a part of the body beyond normal limits.

Origin of hyperextension

First recorded in 1880–85; hyper- + extension
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperextension

hyperextension

/ (ˌhaɪpərɪkˈstɛnʃən) /

noun

extension of an arm or leg beyond its normal limits

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Medicine definitions for hyperextension

hyperextension

[ hī′pər-ĭk-stĕnshən ]

n.

Extension of a joint beyond its normal range of motion.

Related forms

hy′per•ex•tend (-ĭk-stĕnd) v.
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