flexion

Primary Meanings of flexion

1.
n
the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
2.
n
deviation from a straight or normal course
Full Definitions of flexion
1

n the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

Synonyms:
flection, flexure
Type of:
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

n act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased

Synonyms:
flexure
Antonyms:
extension
act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
Types:
flex
the act of flexing
dorsiflexion
the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)
Type of:
bending
the act of bending something
2

n deviation from a straight or normal course

Synonyms:
flection, inflection
Type of:
departure, deviation, difference, divergence
a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

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