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angulate

Line breaks: an¦gu|late
Pronunciation: /ˈaŋɡjʊleɪt
 
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Definition of angulate in English:

verb

[with object] technical
1Hold, bend, or distort (a part of the body) so as to form an angle or angles: (as adjective angulated) the hindquarters are more strongly angulated than the forequarters
More example sentences
  • Dogs bred to have exaggerated angulation in the hindquarters, extreme pelvic slope, or are poorly muscled, poorly angulated, and narrow in the hips seem more predisposed.
  • The spicules of bone, after alveolated parenchyma had been corroded off, revealed the characteristic coral-like branching and angulated bony spicules of DPO.
  • This fracture occurs with the hand dorsiflexed; the distal fracture segment is angulated dorsally and causes a ‘silver-fork’ deformity.
1.1 Skiing Incline (the upper body) sideways and outwards during a turn: one of the hardest principles for a beginning skier to grasp is the necessity to angulate the upper half of the body [no object]: you need to angulate slightly with the knees
More example sentences
  • You can stand your feet on the same edge, angulate better than you can on skis, and now split-boards take away the problem of ascent in deep snow.
  • In skiing we angulate with a combination of the hips, knees and ankles.
  • Angulate at the waist and keep your upper body square to the hill as you plant the pole down the hill.

Origin

late 15th century (as angulated, used chiefly as a botanical or zoological term): from Latin angulatus, past participle of angulare, from angulus 'angle'. The skiing term dates from the 1970s.

Derivatives

angulation

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The system also provides a unique visualization tool for tissue balancing, online visualization of joint angulations and displacement, and step-by-step comprehensive initialization of a patient's anatomy.
  • Front and rear angulations should be in balance for smooth movement with a good front reach and a strong rear movement.
  • Middle and proximal phalangeal fractures should be examined for evidence of angulation (by roentgenography) or rotation (by clinical examination), which require reduction.

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