flexion


flex·ion

noun \ˈflek-shən\

Definition of FLEXION

1
:  the act of flexing or bending
2
:  a part bent :  bend
3
:  inflection 3
4
a :  a bending movement around a joint in a limb (as the knee or elbow) that decreases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint — compare extension 3b
b :  a forward raising of the arm or leg by a movement at the shoulder or hip joint

Origin of FLEXION

Latin flexion-, flexio, from flectere
First Known Use: 1615

Rhymes with FLEXION

flex·ion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLEXION

1
: a bending movement around a joint in a limb (as the knee or elbow) that decreases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint—compare extension 2
2
: a forward raising of the arm or leg by a movement at the shoulder or hip joint

Variants of FLEXION

flex·ion also flec·tion \ˈflek-shən\

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