flexion definition by Webster's New World
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- Anat. the bending of a joint or limb by contraction of flexor muscles
flexion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- also flec·tion Anatomy a. The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.b. The resulting condition of being bent.
- A part that is bent.
Origin: Latin flexiō, flexiōn-, a bending, from flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.
flexion - Medical Definition
- The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
- The condition of being flexed or bent.