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[flek-shuh n] /ˈflɛk ʃən/


Chiefly British. (defs 1–3).
the act of bending a joint or limb
the condition of the joint or limb so bent
a variant spelling of flection

c.1600, from Latin flexionem (nominative flexio) “a bending, swaying; bend, turn, curve,” noun of action from past participle stem of flectere “to bend” (see flexible).

flexion flex·ion (flěk’shən)


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