flexure, flection, flexion(noun)
the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
inflection, flection, flexion(noun)
deviation from a straight or normal course
act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
The act of bending a joint, especially a bone joint. The counteraction of extension.
Origin: From flexio.
the act of flexing or bending; a turning
a bending; a part bent; a fold
syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection
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
Origin: [L. flexio: cf. F. 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.
The numerical value of Flexion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Flexion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The problem with standing [at work] is that when you raise desk height for keyboard/mouse use, you need to also raise screen height about the desk or you get neck flexion, neck flexion.
The main advantage is that there is direct support on the mid-cervical spine with these pillows, which allows less pressure on the cervical facets in the mid spine. The airline seats force one’s head into a bit of flexion not allowing the cervical spinal musculature [ basically all muscles running along the spine ] the ability to completely relax.
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