flexion

noun flex·ion \ ˈflek-shən \

Definition of flexion

1 : the act of flexing or bending
2 : a part bent : bend
3 : inflection 3
4 a : a bending movement around a joint in a limb (such as the knee or elbow) that decreases the angle between the bones of the limb at the joint — compare extension 3b
b : a forward raising of the arm or leg by a movement at the shoulder or hip joint

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Origin and Etymology of flexion

borrowed from Latin flexiōn-, flexiō "act of bending or curving," from flectere "to cause to go in a different direction, bend, curve" (of uncertain origin) + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action


Medical Dictionary

flexion

noun flex·ion
variants: also flection play \ˈflek-shən\

medical Definition of flexion

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

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