hyperextend

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verb hy·per·ex·tend \ˌhī-pər-ik-ˈstend\

Definition of hyperextend

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal a hyperextended elbow; also :  to extend (something, such as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion hyperextended her neck

hyperextension

play \ˌhī-pər-ik-ˈsten(t)-shən\ noun

1883

First Known Use of hyperextend

1883


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hyperextend

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transitive verb hy·per·ex·tend \ˌhī-pə-rik-ˈstend\

Medical Definition of hyperextend

  1. :  to extend so that the angle between bones of a joint is greater than normal a hyperextended elbow; also :  to extend (as a body part) beyond the normal range of motion

hyperextension

\-ˈsten-chən\play noun

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