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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.]
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
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]
A bending or being bent, as of a joint.
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|Noun||1.||flexion - the state of being flexed (as of a joint)|
|2.||flexion - deviation from a straight or normal course|
|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