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Noun: flexion  flek-shun
  1. The state of being flexed (as of a joint)
    - flexure, flection
     
  2. Deviation from a straight or normal course
    - inflection, flection
     
  3. Act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
    - flexure

Derived forms: flexions

Type of: bending, departure, deviation, difference, divergence, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Antonym: extension

Encyclopedia: Flexion