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dorsiflexion

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noun dor·si·flex·ion \ˌdȯr-sə-ˈflek-shən\

Medical Definition of dorsiflexion

  1. :  flexion in a dorsal direction; especially :  flexion of the foot in an upward direction—compare plantar flexion




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