Definitions

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  • n. Flexion in the dorsal direction

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Movement toward the dorsum, as in approximation of the toes to the anterior surface of the leg.

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  • n. the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)

Etymologies

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dorsi- +‎ flexion

Examples

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  • A rhymer sunk deep in dejection

    May sometimes support an exception,

    And if he should lack words

    Will bend over backwards

    In postures of pained dorsiflexion.

    December 17, 2017