flexion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flexion act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
    • n flexion deviation from a straight or normal course
    • n flexion the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flexion A bending; a part bent; a fold.
    • Flexion (Gram) Syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection. "Express the syntactical relations by flexion ."
    • Flexion The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
    • Flexion (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 extension.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • flexion etc. See flection, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Flexion a bend: a fold: the action of a flexor muscle
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. flexio,: cf. F. flexion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. flexibilis, flexilisflectĕre, flexum, to bend.

Usage

In literature:

Despite this terrible accident the man made a perfect recovery, with the single exception of limitation of flexion in the left elbow-joint.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Hence the knee must be flexed in flexion of the hip.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Graily Hewitt attributed it to flexion of the gravid uterus, Kaltenbach to hysteria, and Zaborsky terms it a neurosis.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
It is difficult to have the subject so seat himself before the apparatus as to avoid the errors arising from tension and flexion.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Motion is that of flexion and extension; slight rotation is possible when the position is that of flexion.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Flexions of the uterus, displacements, congestions, and local debility, may likewise prevent fertility.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Ginglymus: a hinge joint that permits flexion in one plane.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
In the majority, however, flexion is necessary, and a Thomas' knee splint with flexion attachment bent to an angle of 30 deg.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Under the influence of this weight flexion was produced, but only at the end.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
Thus flexion of the leg can occur voluntarily as well as reflexly.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
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In news:

Williams' Flexion Exercises vs McKenzie's Extension Protocol.
Whatever Happened to Williams' Flexion Exercises.
Hammertoe is a deformed, claw-shaped toe, usually the second toe, that results from permanent flexion (bending) between one or both phalangeal joints.
Hammertoe is a deformed, claw-shaped toe, usually the second toe, that results from permanent flexion (bending) between one or both phalangeal joints.
Flexion, a sports-fitness company in York, Neb.
Patients may relate an episode or series of episodes of prolonged pronation of the forearm and forced flexion of the fingers, as do carpenters and mechanics during the performance of their everyday tasks.
(Jan 20, 2010) – MICHELIN Ultraflex Technologies pioneered the revolutionary IF (Increased Flexion) tire classification with the 2006 North American introduction of the award-winning and now trendsetting MICHELIN® Axiobib® radial .
New MICHELIN® YieldBib™ radial is the fourth Very-High Flexion tire engineered to reduce soil compaction, improve traction and deflect stubble damage.
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In science:

Fig. 14 Scheme of the first linear flexion mode of the expansion membrane.
Nonlinear dynamics analysis of a membrane Stirling engine: Starting and stable operation
Fig. 14 shows a scheme of the first linear flexion mode for the expansion membrane.
Nonlinear dynamics analysis of a membrane Stirling engine: Starting and stable operation
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