• WordNet 3.6
    • n pronation rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pronation (Physiol) The act of turning the palm or palmar surface of the forefoot downward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pronation The act or result of pronating; the prone position of the fore limb, in which the bones of the forearm are more or less crossed, and the palm of the hand is turned downward: the opposite of supination. Pronation and its reverse movement, supination, are free and perfect in man and in some other mammals which use their fore paws as hands. In pronation the bones of the forearm are crossed; in supination they lie parallel to each other. The fore limbs of most quadrupeds are permanently fixed in the state of pronation, with the palmar surface or sole of the fore foot downward or backward, and the knuckles or convexities of the joints of the digits upward or forward; supination is absent, and the ulna is often reduced to a mere appendage of the radius, ankylosed at the upper end of the latter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pronation prō-nā′shun the act of turning the palm of the hand downwards—opp. to Supination
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. pronation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pronāre, -ātum, to lead forward—pronus.


In literature:

Flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, rotation, circumduction, pronation, supination, and the lateral movements.
"The Legacy of Cain" by Wilkie Collins
The wrist has also forward and backward movements, either in pronation, in supination, or the normal state.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Pronation of the forearm is feeble, and is completed by the weight of the hand.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
I. Pronator teres muscle.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The most common cause of these dislocations is a fall on the outstretched hand, the forearm at the moment being strongly pronated.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
In pronation by a turn of supple wrist!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 February 15, 1890" by Various
Those defending the upper left-hand quarter are "quarte" (fourth; in supination) and "quinte" (fifth; in pronation).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
In short, quadrupeds have their anterior members in the position of pronation.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The arms of these animals are permanently fixed in the position of pronation.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
The movements allowed at these three articulations are called pronation and supination of the radius.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various

In news:

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Which shoes do you recommend for forefoot striking pronators.
Understanding your personal pronation type is crucial to choosing the proper running shoes.
If you have a normal arch, you're likely a normal pronator , meaning you'll do best in a stability shoe that offers moderate pronation control.
Pain at the level of the lacertus fibrosus is surmised by resisting pronation of a patient's arm which is fully supinated and flexed at the elbow.
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.
Paresthesia is noted in the median field of the hand which may be exacerbated by forced pronation .
I'm also a mild over-pronator and wondered if you could suggest a good shoe.
Baker will have surgery to repair the flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow.