flexion

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noun flex·ion \ˈflek-shən\

Definition of flexion

  1. 1 :  the act of flexing or bending

  2. 2 :  a part bent :  bend

  3. 3 :  inflection 3

  4. 4a :  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 3bb :  a forward raising of the arm or leg by a movement at the shoulder or hip joint

Origin and Etymology of flexion

Latin flexion-, flexio, from flectere


First Known Use: 1615


Medical Dictionary

flexion

noun flex·ion
variants: also

flection

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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


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