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Extension of a bodily joint beyond its normal range of motion.

hy′per·ex·tend′ (-ĭk-stĕnd′) v.
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(Medicine) extension of an arm or leg beyond its normal limits
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(ˌhaɪ pər ɪkˈstɛn ʃən)

the extension of a part of the body beyond normal limits.
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Noun1.hyperextension - greater than normal extension
extension - act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
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