Definition of flexion in English:

flexion

Line breaks: flex¦ion
Pronunciation: /ˈflɛkʃ(ə)n
 
/
(also flection)

noun

[mass noun]
  • The action of bending or the condition of being bent, especially the bending of a limb or joint: flexion of the fingers
    More example sentences
    • During flexion, the spinal cord lengthens.
    • The wound was closed in layers, and a compressive dressing was applied with the ankle in slight plantar flexion.
    • The patient should be supine with some flexion of the dorsal spine to relax the tension of the anterior abdominal wall.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin flexio(n-), from flectere 'to bend'.

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