verb[with object] Anatomy
- 1Turn or hold (a hand, foot, or limb) so that the palm or sole is facing upward or outward: (as adjective supinated) a supinated foot Compare with pronate.More example sentences
- To correct the clubfoot, the cavus is corrected first by supinating the forefoot and dorsiflexing the first metatarsal.
- The examiner grasps the wrist, resisting attempts by the patient to actively supinate the arm and flex the elbow.
- The biceps come into play quite strongly to supinate your hands, as well as to flex the arms.
- 1.1 [no object] Walk or run with most of the weight on the outside of the feet.More example sentences
- If you can only see the ball and heel of your foot, you supinate and need a shoe that offers more cushioning.
- Then you can increase acceleration even more by supinating.
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- Strength testing of the biceps and triceps muscles, pronation, supination, and wrist flexion and extension should be performed.
- With biceps tendinosis, the physical examination reveals tenderness of the distal biceps tendon that increases with resisted flexion and supination.
- Common abnormalities, which include lack of full supination and full pronation, may indicate an old injury of the forearm, wrist or elbow.
mid 19th century: back-formation from supination, from Latin supinatio(n-), from supinare 'lay backward', from supinus (see supine).
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