Definition of Circumduction

1. Noun. A circular movement of a limb or eye.

Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement



Definition of Circumduction

1. n. A leading about; circumlocution.

Definition of Circumduction

1. Noun. The circular (or, more precisely, conical) movement of a body part, such as a ball-and-socket joint or the eye. It consists of a combination of flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction. "Windmilling" the arms or rotating the hand from the wrist are examples of circumductive movement. ¹

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Medical Definition of Circumduction

1. 1. Movement of a part, e.g., an extremity, in a circular direction. Synonym: cycloduction. Origin: circum-+ L. Duco, pp. Ductus, to draw (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumduction

circumcized
circumcizes
circumcizing
circumclusion
circumclusions
circumcorneal
circumcursation
circumcursations
circumdenudation
circumdenudations
circumdiameter
circumdiameters
circumduct
circumducted
circumducting
circumduction (current term)
circumduction gait
circumductions
circumducts
circumesophageal
circumference
circumferenceless
circumferences
circumferentia
circumferentia articularis radii
circumferentia articularis ulnae
circumferential
circumferential cartilage
circumferential clasp
circumferential clasp arm

Literary usage of Circumduction

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1885)
"I cannot but think that Professor Heiberg is mistaken in believing that he never heard the word circumduction on the Continent, for I find it on page 36 of ..."

2. The Forms and Procedure in Civil Causes in the Sheriff Courts of Scotland by David Johnston Macbrair (1853)
"There is no enactment relating to circumduction in the recent statute. By § 10 thereof, evidence is to be led at the diet appointed for proving; ..."

3. I. The Mechanism of Dislocations and Fracture of the Hip: II. Litholapaxy by Henry Jacob Bigelow (1894)
"When the patient lies on the floor, circumduction carries the knee of the ... The following varieties of circumduction should be distinguished from one ..."

4. A System of human anatomy, general and special by Erasmus Wilson, George Buchanan, Henry Edward Clark (1880)
"The motions of joints may be referred to four heads, viz., Gliding, Angular movement, circumduction, and Rotation. 2. Angular movement may be performed in ..."

5. Dislocations and joint-fractures by Frederic Jay Cotton (1910)
"With a bit of practice these motions can all be merged into one continuous rotatory sweep—a real circumduction. It is as pretty as the "tour de maître" with ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations by Frank Hastings Hamilton (1875)
"When necessary, circumduction is practiced to lacerate the capsule more completely. Reduction by extension dates from a period equally early with reduction ..."

7. On Fractures and Dislocations by Heinrich Helferich (1899)
"circumduction inwards with simultaneous traction on the limb may be required. Fig. io8.—From a remarkable case of old ..."

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