Definitions for supination

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

su•pi•nateˈsu pəˌneɪt(v.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to turn (the hand or foot) to a supine position.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. (v.i.)to assume a supine position; become supinated.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of supinate:

1825–35; < L supīnātus, ptp. of supīnāre to lay faceup. See supine , -ate1

su`pi•na′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supination(noun)

    rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face upward

Wiktionary

  1. supination(Noun)

    The position of the sword hand when the palm is facing up.

  2. supination(Noun)

    The action of rotating the forearm so that the palm of the hand is turned up or forward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supination(noun)

    the act of turning the hand palm upward; also, position of the hand with the palm upward

  2. Supination(noun)

    the act or state of lying with the face upward. Opposed to pronation

Freebase

  1. Supination

    Supination is a position of either the forearm or foot. When the arms are unbent and at the sides, the forearm is in supination when the palm faces to the front, or faces up. Supination in the foot occurs when a person appears "bow-legged" with their weight supported primarily on the lateral side of their feet. The hand is supine in the anatomical position. This action is performed by the Biceps brachii and the Supinator muscle. Supination is the opposite of pronation.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Supination

    Applies to the movements of the forearm in turning the palm forward or upward and when applied to the foot, a combination of adduction and inversion of the foot.

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