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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
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The injured arm was placed on support allowing elbow flexion up to 120[degrees].
Max-ECC: Dumbbell weighing each of individual's MVC strength at 90[degrees] elbow flexion was used.
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