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pronation

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noun pro·na·tion \prō-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of pronation

  1. 1 :  rotation of the hand and forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwards

  2. 2 :  rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its inner margin

pronate

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Origin and Etymology of pronation

pronate, from Late Latin pronatus, past participle of pronare to bend forward, from Latin pronus


First Known Use: 1666


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pronation

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noun pro·na·tion \prō-ˈnā-shən\

Medical Definition of pronation

  1. :  rotation of an anatomical part towards the midline: asa:  rotation of the hand and forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwardsb:  rotation of the medial bones in the midtarsal region of the foot inward and downward so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its inner margin




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