hyperflex

transitive verb
hy·​per·​flex | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌfleks How to pronounce hyperflex (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperflex

: to flex so that the angle between the bones of a joint is smaller than normal

Other Words from hyperflex

hyperflexion \ -​ˌflek-​shən How to pronounce hyperflexion (audio) \ noun

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“Hyperflex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyperflex. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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