- the act of bending a limb.
- the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
- Chiefly British. flection(defs 1–3).
Origin of flexion
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- the act of bending a joint or limb
- the condition of the joint or limb so bent
- a variant spelling of flection
Word Origin and History for hyperflexion
c.1600, from Latin flexionem (nominative flexio) "a bending, swaying; bend, turn, curve," noun of action from past participle stem of flectere "to bend" (see flexible).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Flexion of a limb or part beyond its normal range.
- The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
- The condition of being flexed or bent.