hyperextension

[hahy-per-ik-sten-shuh n]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. hypereutectic,
  2. hypereutectoid,
  3. hyperexcitability,
  4. hyperexophoria,
  5. hyperextend,
  6. hyperextension-hyperflexion injury,
  7. hyperferremia,
  8. hyperfibrinogenemia,
  9. hyperfibrinolysis,
  10. hyperfiction

Origin of hyperextension

First recorded in 1880–85; hyper- + extension

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British Dictionary definitions for hyperextension

hyperextension

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 formshy′per•ex•tend (-ĭk-stĕnd) v.


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