Medical Dictionary


noun flex·ion

Medical Definition of FLEXION

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

Variants of FLEXION

flex·ion also flec·tion \ˈflek-shən\


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