circumduction


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cir·cum·duc·tion

 (sûr′kəm-dŭk′shən)
n.
The circular movement of a limb such that the distal end of the limb delineates an arc.

[Latin circumductiō, circumductiōn-, act of leading around, from circumductus, past participle of circumdūcere, to lead around : circum-, circum- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

circumduction

(ˌsɜːkəmˈdʌkʃən)
n
1. the action of turning anything on its axis
2. the action of leading on a circuitous course
3. Scots law the sentence of declaring the time period over for giving evidence
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.circumduction - a circular movement of a limb or eye
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Translations

cir·cum·duc·tion

n. circunducción, movimiento circular de una parte del cuerpo tal como el ojo o alguna extremidad.
References in periodicals archive ?
The legs appear to move in a circular pattern, such as an alternating circumduction of the hips that is accompanied by knee flexion/extension and medial to lateral rotation.
MCP and PIP), while the circumduction joint can be positioned in multiple states manually (the Vincent hand tested did not include a thumb).
In birds, the radius and ulna articulate with each other in a drawing parallel mechanism, which enables passive coordination of the elbow and the wrist as well as synchronization of wing flexion and extension; it might also function to automate circumduction motions of the wing during flapping flight.
Because ankle dorsiflexion is required for normal foot clearance during the swing limb advancement phase of gait, this impairment contributes to compensatory limb advancement strategies such as circumduction, reduced gait speed, and increased energy consumption compared to the normal gait pattern.