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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 ?
Nor does this --its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.
The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist.
The most important finding of this study was that different biomechanical effects were observed with respect to the change of PCO in the anterior and posterior directions and that increased PTS led to a positive biomechanical effect in the knee joint, because the quadriceps force and patellar tendon force that were required to lead 120[degrees] flexion decreased as PTS increased.
If the greater trochanter moved up and down when the knee extended and flexed, we recorded a positive finding, indicating that there was a valgus deformity during knee flexion. In this instance, the valgus position of the calf was diminished by hip external rotation, which was induced by the force of gravity acting on the calf.
Shares of Flexion Therapeutics are trading lower after the company announced at an investor conference that it made a decision to hire a Chief Commercial Officer and that its current head of commercial, Dan Deardorf, will be leaving the company shortly, Wells Fargo analyst David Maris tells investors in a research note.
determined that the Body Recall program, which consists of strength training, posture exercise, and breathing exercise three times per week for 10 weeks, improved hip flexion ROM when the lower limbs were loaded with 0.91 kg (Swank et al., 2003).
T2-weighted MRI images in flexion position showed anterior displacement of the posterior dura by a crescentic extradural intermediate signal intensity, which represents a congested venous plexus [Figure 1c].
The pathomechanism is not well understood; however, the prevailing theory postulates that insufficient growth of the dura relative to the spinal column during puberty allows forward displacement of the dura in flexion of the spinal cord, possibly leading to ischaemia of the anterior horn cells at C8 and T1.
He served as the chief financial officer of Flexion Therapeutics Inc from 2013 to 2017 and before joining Flexion, he was the chief financial officer at Novavax Inc from 2009 to 2013.