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flex·ion

 (flĕk′shən)
n.
1. 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.
2. A part that is bent.

[Latin flexiō, flexiōn-, a bending, from flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend.]

flexion

(ˈflɛkʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) the act of bending a joint or limb
2. (Physiology) the condition of the joint or limb so bent
3. a variant spelling of flection
ˈflexional adj
ˈflexionless adj

flex•ion

(ˈflɛk ʃən)

n.
1.
a. the act of bending a limb.
b. the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.
2. a bent part.
[1595–1605; < Latin flexiō action of bending]
flex′ion•al, adj.
flex′ion•less, adj.

flexion

A bending or being bent, as of a joint.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flexion - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)flexion - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.flexion - deviation from a straight or normal course
deviation, difference, divergence, departure - a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
3.flexion - act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
bending - the act of bending something
flex - the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
dorsiflexion - the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
extension - act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
Translations

flexion

[ˈflekʃən] Nflexión f

flex·ion

n. flexión, acto de flexionar o de ser flexionado.

flexion

n flexión f
References in classic literature ?
My friend, you must recognise the laws and limitations of your being," replied the Tail, with flexions appropriate to the sentiments uttered, "and try to be great some other way.
Such is the subtle elasticity of the organ I treat of, that whether wielded in sport, or in earnest, or in anger, whatever be the mood it be in, its flexions are invariably marked by exceeding grace.
The total knee flexions measured in the alpine skiing simulations are significantly larger than the flexion measured during walking (Segal et al.
The total knee flexions in the laboratory measurements were comparable with field measurements.
During walking, there is a small knee flexion in the stance phase and large in the swing phase (Segal et al.
However, at higher knee flexions, with the patella well-seated in the femoral groove, the larger joint force due to the closure of the angle between the patellar and quadriceps tendons, and the increasing passive tension of the muscles (Farahmand et al.
All of the previous arthrometric studies in the literature, however, have examined the knee stability behavior at a limited flexion range of 20-30 degrees, probably due to the design restrictions of the commercially available arthrometers.