Circumduction Definition

sûrkəm-dŭkshən
noun
The circular movement of a limb such that the distal end of the limb delineates an arc.
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Other Word Forms of Circumduction

Noun

Singular:
circumduction
Plural:
circumductions

Origin of Circumduction

  • Latin circumductiō circumductiōn- act of leading around from circumductus past participle of circumdūcere to lead around circum- circum- dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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