Flexion

Definition of Flexion

Flex´ion
n.1.The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
2.A bending; a part bent; a fold.
3.(Gram.) Syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection.
Express the syntactical relations by flexion.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
4.(Physiol.) 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.

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flection, flexure, physiological condition, physiological state
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