hyperextend


hy·per·ex·tend

transitive verb \ˌhī-pər-ik-ˈstend\

Definition of HYPEREXTEND

:  to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal <a hyperextended elbow>; also :  to extend (as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion <hyperextended her neck>
hy·per·ex·ten·sion \-ˈsten(t)-shən\ noun

First Known Use of HYPEREXTEND

1883

hy·per·ex·tend

transitive verb \ˌhī-pə-rik-ˈstend\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPEREXTEND

: to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal <a hyperextended elbow>; also : to extend (as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion
hy·per·ex·ten·sion \-ˈsten-chən\ noun

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