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
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