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flexion

flex·ion (flec·tion)

flexion (flection)

 
pronunciation:
flek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of contracting the flexor muscles, or the condition of having these muscles contracted; flexing; bending.
antonyms:
extension
Word Parts
The word flexion contains the following part:
flect, flex Latin root that means bend