circumduction

noun
cir·​cum·​duc·​tion | \ ˌsər-kəm-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce circumduction (audio) \

Medical Definition of circumduction

: movement of a limb or extremity so that the distal end describes a circle while the proximal end remains fixed

Other Words from circumduction

circumduct \ -​ˈdəkt How to pronounce circumduction (audio) \ transitive verb

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“Circumduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/circumduction. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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