supination

noun
su·​pi·​na·​tion | \ ˌsü-pə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce supination (audio) \

Definition of supination

1 : rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm faces forward or upward also : a corresponding movement of the foot and leg in which the foot rolls outward with an elevated arch
2 : the position resulting from supination

First Known Use of supination

1657, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Supination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supination. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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supination

noun
su·​pi·​na·​tion | \ ˌsü-pə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce supination (audio) \

Medical Definition of supination

1 : rotation of the forearm and hand so that the palm faces forward or upward and the radius lies parallel to the ulna also : a corresponding movement of the foot and leg in which the foot rolls outward with an elevated arch so that in walking the foot tends to come down on its outer edge
2 : the position resulting from supination

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