hyperextension

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

noun

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

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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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Medical definitions for hyperextension

hyperextension
[ hī′pər-ĭk-stĕnshən ]

n.

Extension of a joint beyond its normal range of motion.

Other words from hyperextension

hy′per•ex•tend (-ĭk-stĕnd) v.
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