Definition of Flexion

1. Noun. The state of being flexed (as of a joint).

Exact synonyms: Flection, Flexure
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Derivative terms: Flex



2. Noun. Deviation from a straight or normal course.
Exact synonyms: Flection, Inflection
Generic synonyms: Departure, Deviation, Difference, Divergence

3. Noun. Act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased.
Exact synonyms: Flexure
Generic synonyms: Bending
Specialized synonyms: Flex, Dorsiflexion
Antonyms: Extension
Derivative terms: Flex, Flex

Definition of Flexion

1. n. The act of flexing or bending; a turning.

Definition of Flexion

1. Noun. The act of bending a joint, especially a bone joint. The counteraction of extension. ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of flection) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flexion

1. flection [n -S] - See also: flection

Medical Definition of Flexion

1. A displacement of the uterus in which the organ is bent so far forward or backward that an acute angle forms between the fundus and the cervix. Origin: L. Flexio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flexion

flexible
flexible collodion
flexible joint
flexible sigmoidoscope
flexible sigmoidoscopy
flexibleness
flexibles
flexibly
flexicostate
flexicurity
flexihours
flexile
fleximeter
flexing
flexings
flexion (current term)
flexion crease
flexional
flexions
flexitarian
flexitarianism
flexitarians
flexitime
flexitimes
flexo
flexodomain
flexodomains
flexoelectric
flexoelectricity
flexographic

Literary usage of Flexion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Early Embryology of the Chick by Bradley Merrill Patten (1920)
"flexion and Torsion.—Until 36 or 37 hours of incubation the longitudinal axis of the chick is straight except for slight fortuitous variations. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1875)
"There remained a bare possibility of cure by flexion, and this was attempted by confining the limb to the body by bandages, flexion being carried ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"MECHANISM OF flexion AND EXTENSION IN BIRDS' WINGS.—BY Du. ELLIOTT COUES. DK. COUES' proposition is, that flexion of the forearm upon the ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"As regards the order in which flexion and extension at the various joints are ... flexion at the elbow. Extension at the shoulder. Extension at the wrist. ..."

5. A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1919)
"It would show that there was permanent flexion of 30 degrees and a range of motion between the ... 69 70 degrees of flexion . . 22 20 degrees of flexion . ..."

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