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flexion

noun flex·ion

Medical Definition of flexion

  1. 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. 2:  a forward raising of the arm or leg by a movement at the shoulder or hip joint



Variants of flexion

also flection \ˈflek-shən\play

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