Definitions for Flexionˈflɛk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flex•ionˈflɛk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of bending a limb. the position that a limb assumes when it is bent.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. a bent part.

    Category: British

Origin of flexion:

1595–1605; < L flexiō action of bending


Princeton's WordNet

  1. flexure, flection, flexion(noun)

    the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

  2. inflection, flection, flexion(noun)

    deviation from a straight or normal course

  3. flexion, flexure(noun)

    act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased


  1. flexion(Noun)

    The act of bending a joint, especially a bone joint. The counteraction of extension.

  2. Origin: From flexio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flexion(noun)

    the act of flexing or bending; a turning

  2. Flexion(noun)

    a bending; a part bent; a fold

  3. Flexion(noun)

    syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection

  4. Flexion(noun)

    the bending of a limb or joint; that motion of a joint which gives the distal member a continually decreasing angle with the axis of the proximal part; -- distinguished from extension


  1. Flexion

    In anatomy, flexion is a joint movement that decreases the angle between the bones that converge at the joint. For example, a person's elbow joint is flexed when the hand is brought nearer to the shoulder. Flexion may be instigated by muscle contraction. A muscle that flexes a joint is called a flexor. In joint extension, the opposite of joint flexion, the angle of the joint increases.


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