deflexion


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de·flex·ion

 (dĭ-flĕk′shən)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of deflection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deflexion - the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
bending, bend - movement that causes the formation of a curve
2.deflexion - the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
3.deflexion - the property of being bent or deflected
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
wind deflection, windage - the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
refractiveness, refractivity - the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
4.deflexion - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
red herring - any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
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Based on silicone technology, the Deflexion platforms are engineered for protective equipment and apparel in a flexible, breathable form.
If, in my judgment, the pelvis was adequate but dystocia was occurring because of malrotation, deflexion, or inadequate maternal pushing effort, then that was the time to intervene with forceps, as long as the vertex had reached at least +1 station.
ON] is puzzling, but must stand for Declinaison, Deflexion or Variation.
The female responds to each mount with a lordosis response; a dorsoflexion of the spine and deflexion of the tail to one side allowing vaginal access to the male.