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pronation

noun pro·na·tion \prō-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of PRONATION

1
:  rotation of the hand and forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwards
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
pro·nate \ˈprō-ˌnāt\ verb

Origin of PRONATION

pronate, from Late Latin pronatus, past participle of pronare to bend forward, from Latin pronus
First Known Use: 1666

pronation

noun pro·na·tion \prō-ˈnā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRONATION

:  rotation of an anatomical part towards the midline: as a :  rotation of the hand and forearm so that the palm faces backwards or downwards b :  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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