flexion (flek´shun)

1. The act of flexing or bending, e.g., bending of a joint so as to approximate the parts it connects; bending of the spine so that the concavity of the curve looks forward. 2. The condition of being flexed or bent.flection; [L. flecto, pp. flexus, to bend]
palmar f. turning the hand or fingers toward the palmar surface.
plantar f. turning the foot or toes toward the plantar surface.


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