Definition of Pronation

1. Noun. Rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward.

Generic synonyms: Rotary Motion, Rotation
Derivative terms: Pronate
Antonyms: Supination



Definition of Pronation

1. n. The act of turning the palm or palmar surface of the forefoot downward.

Definition of Pronation

1. Noun. (fencing) The position of the sword hand when the palm is facing down ¹

2. Noun. Walking on the inner edge of the foot. ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) The action of rotating the forearm so that the palm of the hand is turned down or back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pronation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pronation

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pronation (current term)
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pronephra
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Literary usage of Pronation

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1885)
"ON THE MOVEMENTS OF THE ULNA IN pronation AND SUPINATION. By CW CATHCART, MB, FRCS, Lecturer on Surgery, Edinburgh. SINCE I read a paper under the above ..."

2. Physiology for Beginners by Michael Foster, Lewis E. Shore (1894)
"In this position, which is called that of pronation, the radius lies ... In the movement of pronation, the upper end of the radius does not move its ..."

3. Elementary Physiology by Michael Foster, Lewis E. Shore (1898)
"In this position, which is called that of pronation, the radius lies ... In the movement of pronation, \--rr the upper end of the radius does not move ..."

4. Duval's Artistic Anatomy: Completely Revised, with Additional Original by Mathias Duval, Andrew Melville Paterson (1919)
"pronation and supination : change of form and direction of the forearm : and position of the hand.—Prominences of the wrist (styloid processes); ..."

5. American Natural History by John Davidson Godman (1836)
"The fore arm always remains in a state of pronation (with the palm against the earth). They feed on vegetable matters, and do not ruminate ; the stomach is ..."

6. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1881)
"... of the arm and hand which is called pronation and supination—movements which will be explained when the articulations and ligaments of the pectoral limb ..."

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