- Anat. the bending of a joint or limb by contraction of flexor muscles
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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
Origin: , from flexus
Origin: , past participle of flectere, to bend
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