American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Anatomy The act of bending a joint or limb in the body by the action of flexors.
- n. Anatomy The resulting condition of being bent.
- n. A part that is bent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See flection, etc.
- n. The act of bending a joint, especially a bone joint. The counteraction of extension.
- n. alternative spelling of flection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
- n. A bending; a part bent; a fold.
- n. (Gram.) Syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection.
- n. (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
- n. the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
- n. act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
- n. deviation from a straight or normal course
- From Latin flexiō. (Wiktionary)
- Latin flexiō, flexiōn-, a bending, from flexus, past participle of flectere, to bend. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_flexion_ is usually so pronounced that it can no longer be concealed by lordosis, so that when the patient is recumbent, although the spine is arched forwards, the limb is still flexed both at the hip and at the knee; with the spine flat on the table, the flexion of the thigh may amount to as much as a right angle.”
“Muscle forces therefore must increase as the limbs become more flexed, and we show how this flexion translates to greater volumes of muscle recruited for locomotion and hence metabolic cost.”
“Back in the mid-1980s, for example, knee replacement surgery was considered a success if the patient wound up with 90 degrees of flexion, which is "nothing near normal," he says.”
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“Another reason for this kind of flexion is the number of their legs; arranged in this way they would interfere less with one another in progression and not knock together.”
“As soon as improvement is visible, begin with certain passive movements, such as flexion and extension of the extremities, separating and closing of the knees, bending of the head, depression and elevation of the arms.”
“Teachable moment about proper full hip extension and hip flexion.”
“It is not just mobile phones, any prolonged elbow flexion can cause the temporary numbness.”
“(Soundbite of laughter) SAGAL: It involves flexion of the middle fingers.”
“Ms. PULEO: So, this piece will connect right to your back and it will stretch down to the bottom of the shoes, so it will limit your hip flexion.”
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